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Kali Taylor leads the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem initiative under IISD's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Knowledge Program. This initiative promotes collaboration and initiatives for Geneva-based actors focused on SDG implementation. IISD has partnered closely with the UNOG SDG Lab to fulfill this vision and, as such, Kali is seconded part-time to the UN Office at Geneva, representing non-governmental organizations' (NGO) viewpoints and providing expertise on systems change and innovation best practice.
Prior to joining IISD, Kali co-founded and ran a youth-focused NGO that works on energy and climate issues called Student Energy. She has also completed an internship with the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, a joint initiative between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for advancing the green economy.
In her early career, Kali held a number of positions in the energy industry focused on climate change and sustainability, including assessing policy regimes and technological options for climate mitigation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary specialized in Energy Management and a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo.