Dr. Todd Edwards is the Executive Director of Camda for credible climate action. Until 2020, Todd was the principal advisor of research and analytics at Mission 2020 and was a co-chair of Camda for credible climate action. In his Camda capacity he is a ClimateWorks Fellow and a member of the High-level Climate Champions’ team for COP26. He is also a member of the Expert Peer Review Group for the Race to Zero campaign led by the UNFCCC. Todd is a co-founder and steering committee member of Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions.
Prior to joining the Mission 2020 campaign in 2016, Todd was the head of climate change programming at The Stanley Center for Peace and Security where he helped develop the foundation’s strategy on global policy coordination and advocacy across national and subnational governments and the private sector.
As a previous director of sustainability at a consulting firm, he led cross-functional teams in energy management, greenhouse gas accounting, and sustainability projects for cities, multinational corporations, power utilities, and public institutions. He was also a research fellow at the former Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies.
Todd has a Ph.D. in political science from Vrije Universiteit Brussel with a focus on the role of subnational and non-state actors within global climate change governance. He has a M.A. in international relations from Brussels School of International Studies and a B.S. in economics.