Climate Friendly Cuisine 2018 Speakers


Abby Young is the Manager of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Climate Protection Program.  Abby is responsible for coordinating the implementation of all the Air District’s greenhouse gas-related work. During her eleven years at the Air District, Abby has developed and overseen $7+ million in local climate protection grant programs, coordinated regional climate leadership summits, and developed technical guidance and assistance programs for local governments in developing and implementing climate action plans.  Prior to working at the District, Abby spent eleven years as Director of the US Cities for Climate Protection Campaign at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, overseeing the development of training programs, software and research to assist local governments in achieving their climate protection goals.  Abby has a BA in political science from UC Santa Barbara, and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.