"I see the challenges of our generation not as inhibitors of creating a better world but as exciting opportunities." José-Maria Figueres, President, Carbon War Room

Suzanne Hunt

Suzanne Hunt leads the Carbon War Room's work on aviation and renewable fuels. She is also the President of Hunt Green, LLC, in Washington, DC, which provides strategic advising on transportation, energy, agriculture and the environment. In 2007, Science Magazine featured Ms Hunt as a “Pioneer”. She directed the Worldwatch Institute’s bioenergy program from 2005-2007, where she orchestrated the landmark study, "Biofuels for Transportation: Global Potential and Implications for Energy and Agriculture". She was a founding advisor to the annual Art Center Sustainable Mobility and the Climate Lab. Currently she sits on the advisory boards of the Latin America Council on Renewable Energy and the Regional Bio-fuels Technical & Knowledge Center (CHIBAS), and recently concluded an alternative aviation fuels initiative with the X PRIZE Foundation. Other former clients include private equity firms, UN bodies, government agencies, clean-tech start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, NGOs and other innovators.

Ms Hunt is engaged with the ongoing implementation of sustainability practices at her family’s seventh-generation farm and winery, Hunt Country Vineyards, in upstate New York. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Penn State and a dual master’s degree in International Affairs and Natural Resource Management from American University and the UN’s University for Peace in Costa Rica. Ms Hunt makes frequent speeches and media appearances around the world. You can find her on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter @HuntGreen.