Carol Browner Is in at ‘Oceans 17’ | Downtown Moves

Jason Dick
Posted January 16, 2014 at 3:53pm

Former EPA Administrator Carol Browner joined the Global Ocean Commission this week, filling the spot on the international body vacated when John Podesta left to take his new position at the White House.

Browner, who was President Bill Clinton’s top environmental regulator from 1993 to 2001, was also President Barack Obama’s top climate change adviser during President Barack Obama’s first term. She is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, which Podesta formerly headed, and a senior counsel at the Albright Stonebridge Group, among other positions.

The commission, which was started in February, is a body of 17 officials from around the world that is aiming to release a “blueprint for reforming governance and management of the high seas, the international portion of the ocean that covers nearly half of the Earth’s surface,” according to a statement announcing Browner’s move. It includes such figures as former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and former World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy, a proverbial “Oceans 17.” George Clooney is not, however, on the board. He only made it to “Ocean’s 13.”