Dr. Nancy Kete is a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Co-Director of EMBARQ - the WRI Center for Transport and the Environment. Before that she was the Director of WRI's Climate, Energy and Pollution program for five years.

Before joining WRI, Dr. Kete worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she was responsible for issues related to the energy sector, acid rain control and air pollution policy, and later, global warming. In the late eighties she led the EPA team responsible for the acid rain control provisions of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, which represent the first large-scale, practical applications of a tradable emissions program. Her other experience includes serving as the Science Advisor for Environmental Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where she also served as environmental co-chair of the OECD Joint Experts Group on Trade and Environment

Dr. Kete holds a Ph.D. from the department of geography and environmental engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in geography from Southern Illinois University. She is the author of numerous articles and papers.