Assistant Secretary, Natural Resources Climate Issues
California Natural Resources Agency
Claire Jahns is Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources Climate Issues at the California Natural Resources Agency. Her portfolio includes land protection and natural resource management within California’s climate change policy context, which encompasses the Climate Change Scoping Plan, the Forest Carbon Plan, bioenergy, greenhouse gas emission and carbon sequestration accounting and quantification, and climate change adaptation. Prior to joining the Agency, she served as a project director at The Nature Conservancy, where her work focused on developing solutions at the intersection of agriculture and biodiversity conservation in California and the American West. Claire was an economist and business development associate at the Chicago Climate Exchange from the Exchange’s opening in 2003 to 2007. She holds a Masters of Environmental Management and an MBA from Yale University, and a BA from Oberlin College.