team & careers

Christine Shearer
Research Manager

Christine Shearer is a Research Manager for Climate Imperative, where she analyzes initiatives and identifies policies that most effectively meet energy and climate goals. 


Christine previously worked as a research analyst and program director for Global Energy Monitor (GEM), tracking and analyzing global energy systems. She was project manager of the Global Coal Plant Tracker and oversaw the development of several subsequent energy trackers. Prior to GEM, Christine worked as a postdoctoral scholar in Earth System Science at the University of California in Irvine, with a research focus on the committed emissions of energy assets and the effect of natural gas prices on renewable energy deployment. She was also a research fellow at Project Drawdown and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Her peer-reviewed research has appeared in publications such as AGU Advances and Earth’s Future, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, and the Washington Post. 


Christine holds an M.A. and PhD in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara. She lives in Hawaii with her wife, where they are trying to tame their large tropical yard – with mixed success.

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