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WCEE Executive Series

When: Monday, September 21st, 2020
From 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Via videoconferencing
United States

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A Conversation with Dr. Jennifer Jenkins

Innovative Leadership


Please join us for a virtual discussion with Dr. Jen Jenkins, vice president and chief sustainability officer of Enviva, to hear how her company is helping power companies reduce their reliance on coal and fight climate change around the world. Enviva is the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a reliable, dispatchable, carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels. As the international demand for renewable energy continues to rise, sustainable, wood-based biomass is projected to play an even bigger role in the fight against climate change, as governments, utilities and power generators across the globe work to cut greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and achieve “net-zero” by 2050. 


Throughout the 60-minute presentation, Dr. Jenkins, will address and discuss the scientific basis for using bioenergy to mitigate climate change, Enviva’s implementation and deployment of its responsible sourcing policies and procedures, as well as how Enviva defines “good” vs. “bad” biomass. She’ll also share lessons learned during her career, which has taken her from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Forest Service to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (a position that earned her the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore) and now to a publicly traded company on a mission to reduce coal, grow more trees and fight climate change.


Date: Monday, September 21st, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EDT/EST)

Cost: $0 (WCEE members & non-members)

Venue: Virtual/videoconferencing

Registration link: Will be sent after registration or closer to the event date; if you do not receive, contact Robin Robinson at

Registration closes:
September 20th

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About Jen Jenkins:


Dr. Jenkins leads the team responsible for Enviva’s environmental stewardship, from guiding the development and implementation of policies that ensure the sustainability and traceability of the wood supply chain, to interacting with policymakers and other stakeholders on regulatory matters. With a technical background in carbon cycling and ecosystem science, she brings more than 20 years of experience working in government, academia, and the private sector at the interface between forests and climate. She holds a Ph.D. in ecosystem ecology from the University of New Hampshire, an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland’s RH Smith School of Business, a Master of Forest Science from Yale University, and a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.






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