Director, Buildings and Energy, American Cities Climate Challenge
Kimi Narita directs strategy and policy development to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and build decarbonization policies and programs across all twenty-five cities in the American Cities Climate Challenge. Narita was formerly deputy director of City Energy Project, a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings. As a former NRDC Schneider Fellow, she defended state renewable energy standards and represented NRDC at public utility commission proceedings throughout the Midwest. Prior to joining NRDC seven years ago, Narita clerked for Justice Craig Stowers of the Alaska Supreme Court. She also worked at the Center for Ocean Solutions, crafting offshore oil drilling policy and regulatory recommendations for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Oil Drilling. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropological sciences and a master’s degree in environment and resources from Stanford University. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School. Narita works out of NRDC’s San Francisco office.