Jane Leggett

Specialist, Energy and Environmental Policy
- Resources, Science & Industry Division

Congressional Research Service

Jane Leggett is a specialist in energy and environmental policy in the Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), which supports members of Congress and their staffs. She coordinates CRS expertise on climate change, and leads responses on climate change science, federal funding, international cooperation, and additional topics. For more than 15 years, Leggett led work on climate change mitigation and risk analysis at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and collaborated in many inter-agency initiatives. She shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in part for being convening lead author of the 1992 greenhouse gas scenarios to 2100. As an administrator at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 1984 through 1990, Leggett covered the nexus between environmental and energy issues. She has also served in the Department of Energy and the Office of Management and Budget.