Kelly Rigg is the Executive Director of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA), a global alliance of
more than 300 organizations collaborating under the banner of the tcktcktck campaign. She has been leading
international campaigns for nearly 30 years on climate, energy, oceans, Antarctica and other issues. She was
a senior campaign director for Greenpeace International and a founder of the Varda Group consultancy
providing campaign and strategic advice to a wide range of NGOs.
Much of her campaigning has been aimed at achieving strong results from international fora. From 2004 to
2009, she coordinated the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, an alliance of more than 60 NGOs worldwide,
working to achieve a UN General Assembly moratorium on high seas bottom trawling. She led Greenpeace
International's campaign on climate and renewable energy at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable
Development, and the international campaign to save Antarctica from 1986-1990. She has been with the
GCCA since 2009, as it came together in the run-up to COP 15 in Copenhagen.
She began her career in the US, campaigning against the massive increase in offshore oil drilling proposed by
James Watt and the Reagan administration.
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