Jean Su

Energy Justice Director and Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity

Jean Su is the Energy Justice Director and Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. Jean wages strategic litigation and federal policy campaigns dedicated to fighting the climate emergency by advancing a just, renewable, and anti-racist energy future. She is co-author of The Climate President’s Emergency Powers (2022) and has been involved in litigation challenging utility attacks on rooftop solar and U.S.-Mexico border wall construction. Jean serves as Board Chair of Climate Action Network International, the world’s largest network of climate organizations. She has been quoted in publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Guardian. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in the School of Public and International Affairs, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in Development Studies, and a law degree as a member of the inaugural class of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Jean is a first generation Taiwanese-American and currently lives in Washington, D.C., where she serves as an art docent for the National Gallery of Art.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Russ Feingold on Biodiversity, Climate and The Courts

Historically, the United States has been the world's biggest carbon emitter. That legacy puts a certain onus on the U.S. to be the world leader in addressing the climate crisis. In order to do that, our elected representatives need to make climate a priority.