Program Manager and Climate Change Economist
Lindsay Foley is a Program Manager and Climate Change Economist with Abt Associates. Mrs. Foley has over 11 years’ experience managing and leading international climate change programs covering economic and environmental policy issues with focuses in clean energy, LEDS, nationally determined contributions (NDCs), mobilizing private and public sector finance, forestry, and the international climate policy process.
At Abt Associates, Mrs. Foley manages a $20M portfolio of international clean energy and climate change programs across Asia including USAID Clean Power Asia ($16M)-USAID’s flagship program to accelerate the Lower Mekong Region’s regional transition to a high performing, low carbon power sector. She also supports a number of other donor funded projects globally, leading key economic and policy analyses.
Prior to working for Abt Associates, Mrs. Foley led or supported a number of economic and co-benefits analyses for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE) and was responsible for analyzing equitable cost allocations for U.S. Department of Justice Superfund cases at Project Performance Corporation. She also worked for the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), analyzing and drafting climate legislation for both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. She is a Master of Environmental Management graduate from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and holds a BA in Economics and Biology from Colby College.