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.
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.
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