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Jillene Connors Belopolsky

Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer

Jillene Connors Belopolsky is the Chief of Staff and Chief External Affairs Officer at the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). Jillene has over a decade of experience in energy sustainability, strategy, and innovation. Prior to joining CCA, Jillene worked at BP, developing group-level strategies focused on the environmental and societal impacts of technology, climate change, and carbon management, and was involved in BP's early energy access business. Jillene has focused much of her career around energy sustainability strategies and collaborative partnerships to accelerate the shifts that are needed in global decision-making, with a concentration on energy access and sustainable livelihoods. Jillene has worked with Earth Security Group where she advised corporations on a range of sustainability impact opportunities and led research to define a global cooperation framework to accelerate public-private sustainability investment in forced displacement. She has also held positions with The Prince’s Rainforests Project, McKinsey & Company, and The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Jillene holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Gettysburg College.

Articles by Jillene Connors Belopolsky

Op-Ed: No Gender Equality Without Access to Clean Cooking

Op-Ed: No Gender Equality Without Access to Clean Cooking

As thousands of decision-makers gather for a conference on gender equality, we cannot forget about clean cooking.

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Fueling a Sustainable Future: The Importance of Clean Cooking for a Healthy Environment

Fueling a Sustainable Future: The Importance of Clean Cooking for a Healthy Environment

On World Environment Day, CCA reflects on the significance of clean cooking in promoting a clean environment.

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10 Key Co-benefits of Clean Cooking for Climate, Nature, and Communities

10 Key Co-benefits of Clean Cooking for Climate, Nature, and Communities

Learn about clean cooking's many co-benefits, from reducing emissions to enabling sustainable rural livelihoods.

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A Clean and Healthy Environment is a Human Right, but We Cannot Ensure it Without Changing the Way People Cook

A Clean and Healthy Environment is a Human Right, but We Cannot Ensure it Without Changing the Way People Cook

The UN declared access to a healthy and clean environment a global human right. This must include clean cooking.

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HLDE Ministerial Forum – Principles for priority actions on clean cooking for all

HLDE Ministerial Forum – Principles for priority actions on clean cooking for all

Day 1, Room 1 Global Multi-Stakeholder.

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Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa session on ‘Scaling up access to clean cooking in EAC region’

Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa session on ‘Scaling up access to clean cooking in EAC region’

Day 2 of the Event: 22 June 2021 Thematic Session IV: Scaling up access to clean cooking in the EAC region

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Business, Human Rights and Climate Change session on ‘Advancing business practice – energy transition'

Business, Human Rights and Climate Change session on ‘Advancing business practice – energy transition'

Ensuring a just energy transition.

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