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Esther Sosa

Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

Esther Sosa

Esther Sosa is a member of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Political Affairs team, where she focuses on environmental policy and developing strategic partnerships. As part of her work, she serves as the project manager for the Environmental Defense Fund’s Diverse Partners initiative, which focuses on building and expanding a network of allies to support climate-related advocacy efforts. Esther is passionate about building partnerships between the government and NGOs to advance legislation to address climate change. Prior to joining EDF, Esther worked for the De Blasio administration, where she helped launch the nation’s largest municipal ID program, IDNYC. IDNYC is the largest and most successful municipal ID program in the country with over 1.3 million cardholders. Esther also worked for the YWCA Brooklyn where she spearheaded legislation to end the school to prison pipeline. Esther holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Economics and Environmental Science from Bowdoin College. Originally from New York City, Esther now lives in Washington, DC and enjoys anything outdoors.

Panel Information

Wednesday, February 17

2:05 PM EST

The Time for Environmental Justice is Now

The impacts of climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation continue to harm, displace, and create instability in our communities. Now with a Senate and House in Democratic hands and the Biden-Harris Administration, there is an opportunity to go bold on legislation on climate and environmental justice issues. This panel will provide an update on opportunities for community leaders to engage in advocacy efforts.

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