Ruth Sego

Master of Environmental Management, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2017

Ruth Cherono Sego is a second year Masters candidate in Environmental Management (class of 2017) at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies with academic interests in energy access, climate and environmental law. Prior to joining Yale, she worked as an Information Officer at the global headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi where her work focused on strategic communications, media analytics and global environmental policy support. During this period, she also supported broader communication engagements for UNEP divisions, secretariats of Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), sub-programs and initiatives.
Ruth recently worked as a summer associate with the Coalition for Green Capital, a 501 (3) (c) New York-based non-profit where she contributed to the structural establishment and operationalization of the Global Green Bank Network, in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Global Green Bank Network is a membership organization that brings together Green-Bank and Green-Bank like entities to foster the exchange of knowledge and best practices on Green Banks with the ultimate aim of driving standardization of deal structures, contracts and metrics; increasing visibility and transparency of Green Banks; and tracking progress made with key indicators.

She is currently co-chair of the Africa Students interest Group at FES and co-chair of the Yale Environmental Law Association (YELA)- FES Chapter.

Authored Articles
House in Goa, India

Off-Grid Generation Drives India's Renewable Energy Growth

In an effort to tackle growth in greenhouse gas emissions and meaningfully address the challenge of energy poverty in India, the government plans to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 to help provide electricity to the 309 million Indians who currently lack access to modern energy services.
Amsterdam, New York

DOE Accelerates the Trajectory of Affordable Clean Energy

What is the federal government doing to catalyze access to clean energy? Last year, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) launched two programs that work side by side: the Clean Energy Savings for All initiative and the Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities Accelerator. These programs attempt to identify and promote models that work for low-to-moderate-income communities in urban and rural areas in every region of the country.