Jennifer A. Haverkamp

Jennifer Haverkamp official photoJennifer A. Haverkamp, Former Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources, U.S. Department of State

Jennifer Haverkamp recently concluded her service as Ambassador and Special Representative for Environment and Water Resources in the U.S. Department of State. In 2016 she led the Department’s successful negotiations of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s landmark agreement to control global emissions from international flights. She was also President Obama’s nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs. Previously, Ms. Haverkamp directed Environmental Defense Fund’s International Climate Program and spent nearly a decade as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources in the Executive Office of the President. Prior to that, she held posts at the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice (where her work on the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act earned the Attorney General’s John Marshall award), the Conservation Foundation, and a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has taught at George Washington Law School and Johns Hopkins graduate school, and has served on the boards of the Verified Carbon Standard Association and the American Bird Conservancy as well as USTR’s Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee. Ms. Haverkamp earned a B.A. in biology from the College of Wooster (on whose board of trustees she serves), a B.A. and an M.A. in politics and philosophy from Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), and a J.D. from Yale Law School.