Emily Kaldjian

Communications Manager, Coalition For Urban Transitions


Emily Kaldjian is the Communications Manager for the Coalition for Urban Transitions, a special initiative of the New Climate Economy, focused on unlocking the power of cities to enhance national economic, social, and environmental performance. The initiative is based on a partnership of 20+ of the world’s leading institutions and companies working on the future of urbanization and is co-managed by the WRI Ross Centre and C40 Climate Leadership Group.

Emily previously worked for WRI’s Forest Legality Initiative, raising awareness of the Initiative’s work and strengthening and expanding partnerships with FLI’s members through communications and outreach support. Before joining WRI, Emily was based in Armenia, where she managed communications for an international reforestation NGO, worked as an environmental journalist, and consulted at the American University of Armenia’s Acopian Center for the Environment. She has also worked in communications for the National Audubon Society. Emily has experience in many communications mediums, including journalism, photography and filmmaking. Emily received a dual B.A. in Environmental Studies and French from Bates College. In her free time, she enjoys listening to and playing classical music, experimenting with breadmaking, learning new languages and alphabets, and rereading Tolkien’s complete works.

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