Head of Energy and Environment, British Embassy in Washington DC
Kate Robinson heads the Energy and Environment Team at the British Embassy in Washington. She oversees the UK’s engagement in the US on energy and climate issues, both at a federal and subnational level. She is supported in this by a team spread across DC, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, and by a broader network of UK Consulates in the US. Kate came to DC from Whitehall where she worked in a number of roles including managing a wide range of climate finance funds including multi-billion pound donor funds to specialist technical assistance and green finance funds. In that role she specialized in the use of innovative climate finance funds to increase private investment in low carbon technologies for developing markets. Prior to coming to government, she worked as an environmental consultant at an energy resources and environmental firm in London. She earned her MSc in Climate Change from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia and her BSc from University College London.