Fatima Maria Ahmad is a Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) where she focuses on transportation policy, including federal vehicle standards and state collaborations to reduce vehicle emissions. She previously co-led the Carbon Capture Coalition with the Great Plains Institute and also focused on financing opportunities and policy development for energy technologies, including carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS).
Prior to joining C2ES, Ms. Ahmad was a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Fish & Wildlife & Parks at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), where she helped DOI license 10,000 MW of wind, solar, and geothermal energy. Ms. Ahmad also has experience with the development of offshore wind in the U.S. In a volunteer capacity, Ms. Ahmad is the immediate past co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law International Environmental Law Committee and is actively involved in the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment. She is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Ms. Ahmad obtained her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and her B.A. with distinction in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.