Taryn Fransen is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group and a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. Her research seeks to understand the drivers and implications of climate change mitigation policy, spanning international to subnational domains. At WRI, Taryn manages a portfolio of work on long-term (2050) climate strategies and Nationally Determined Contributions. Previously, she served as Senior Policy Advisor on the Global Climate Action Summit for the Office of the Governor of California; led WRI’s Open Climate Network, a coalition for ambition and transparency on climate action under the Paris Agreement; and managed the GHG Protocol’s efforts to build greenhouse gas accounting capacity in developing countries. Taryn is a lead author of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report and has served as a member of the board of the GHG Management Institute. She holds an M.S. and B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.