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Please Express Your Condolences for former CCAP Director Stacey Davis

Stacey spent 25 years with CCAP from 1996-2021

CCAP and the global climate policy community is saddened by the recent loss of former CCAP Policy and Programs Director Stacey Davis, who passed away after a two-year battle with cancer on October 31. Stacey spent her entire career, including over two decades with CCAP, fighting climate change and contributing to innovative policy work to create a greener, healthier future for all.

A skilled economic and policy analyst, Stacey supported CCAP’s domestic and international programs over the course of 25 years. During this span, Stacey’s work helped countries lower greenhouse gas emissions and move closer towards achieving the goals of numerous groundbreaking climate policy developments, including the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement, to name a few.

Stacey Davis

She joined CCAP in 1996 as a Mercury Policy Specialist and Research Analyst, before progressing through various senior policy analyst and managerial roles, capping her prosperous and inspiring CCAP tenure in 2021 as the Director of Policy and Programs. After CCAP, she continued her climate action in Washington, DC, serving as a Climate, Technology and Innovation Policy Director for the Clean Air Task Force from 2021 until her passing.

Stacey supported CCAP’s thought leadership and program implementation on the design of market-based emission reduction programs, national mitigation commitments and climate finance. Before leaving the Center, her work primarily focused on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, including the development of virtual pilots and thought pieces on key topics in the UNFCCC negotiations.

Stacey was essential in the management and facilitation of stakeholder dialogues aimed at building a common understanding of policy issues and fostering win-win climate change and air quality policy solutions. She played a key analytical and outreach role in the Center’s efforts to advance climate and air quality policy in California, including serving as staff to California’s Market Advisory Committee and authoring and overseeing the development of papers advising the State on critical policy questions related to AB32 implementation, cap and trade policy and environmental justice considerations.

Stacey’s climate policy career began at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Climate Change Fellow and Environmental Protection Specialist in 1993, where she assessed the viability of using biological indicators to detect climate change and develop policy recommendations.

Stacey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies, with a focus on Human & Natural Ecology, from Emory University. Stacey attended Emory from 1988 to 1992. Following her undergraduate studies, she pursued a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree in Resource Economics and Policy at Duke University from 1992 to 1994.

Overall, Stacey’s impressive career will leave a lasting legacy and serve as a source of inspiration for the future generation of environmental policy and climate change professionals.

Stacey is survived by two college-age children as well as a brother and sister. Whether you knew Stacey personally, spoke with her at an event or were influenced by her work, we would like to provide this informal space for the CCAP and climate policy community to express their condolences and honor her legacy. If you would like to do so, please submit a comment below.

We will be adding more tributes to Stacey as they become available (linked below). If you come across a tribute that has not been added to this page, please post it in a comment below.



CCAP’s mission is to support every step of climate action, from ambition to implementation. A recognized world leader in climate policy and action, CCAP creates innovative, replicable climate solutions, strengthens capacities, and promotes best practices across the local, national, and international levels to accelerate the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future. CCAP was founded in 1985 and is based in Washington, DC.


Dec 11, 2023

Very sad to hear of Stacy's passing. She was dedicated to clean air, great to work with and never gave up.

David Wooley, UC Berkeley


Nov 13, 2023

I am so saddened by Stacey's passing that I can only say she was such a true climate warrior and professional, and our firms (CFA and CCAP) collaborated on a number of projects where I can often recall trusting her to provide sound and common sense advice to the team or group. It was always given in a caring and constructive way, just like her. She will be missed! JP Moscarella


Nov 13, 2023

I was deeply saddened to hear about Stacey’s passing. Stacey and I started at CCAP at almost the same time in 1996. Stacey was always a kind and attentive colleague, a smart and diligent analyst, a person you can rely on. I keep many heat-warming memories of interactions with Stacey at and beyond work. She was always eager to help. I enjoyed Stacey’s sense of humor, positive and joyful attitude. We stayed in touch after I left CCAP. Stacey was very proud of her boys, she loved them so much! All her messages to catch up gave me updates on how the boys were doing. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Stacey’s sons Sammy and Eddie, and her family and…


Nov 11, 2023

I have no doubt that Stacey will be missed by so many. While I lost touch with her over the years, I will always cherish working with Stacey two decades ago on California's climate and clean energy actions. She is easily one of the best persons I worked with my whole career. I wish the best for her family & close friends. RIP Stacey, you helped lead the way. Pierre duVair


Nov 07, 2023

I am very sad to hear that Stacey succumbed to the illness I knew she had been battling for some time. I had the honour and pleasure to work with Stacey at CCAP during my time there, and more recently with her on her projects at CATF. Stacey was a kind but committed climate action warrior -- she always challenged us to bring the greatest ambition to our work, always had ideas and solutions to offer, and was a wonderful colleague. My condolences to the CCAP team, to Stacey's family and friends. May her memory be a blessing. Laurence Blandford

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