About ICF

Deb Harris

Senior Director, Climate Planning + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow
Deb is an expert in climate action, decarbonization planning, and stakeholder engagement for states, cities, counties, and utilities.

Deb works across subnational and national climate action and energy plans, greenhouse gas inventories, and decarbonization scenarios analyses. She leads and manages the technical analysis and varied levels of stakeholder and public engagement. Deb has long-standing experience with carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration; sustainability data and metrics; fluorinated greenhouse gases; climate risks; and greenhouse gas monitoring, reporting, and verification.

Deb works with a broad range of domestic and international clients. Examples include the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York City, the City of Philadelphia, Arlington County, Fairfax County, the City of Los Angeles, and various utilities. She also supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, the Western Climate Initiative, and the World Bank Partnership for Market Readiness, among others.

Deb is also a senior fellow with the ICF Climate Center. In this role, she provides compelling research and objective perspectives on a wide range of climate-related topics to help advance climate conversations and accelerate climate action.

  • M.S., Engineering in Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


Pathways to a carbon-neutral New York City
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Low-carbon strategies for utility end-use sectors
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Public-private collaborations for cleaner communities
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As the grid gets greener, combined heat and power still has a role to play
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Climate action for regions, cities, and businesses: Moving from pledge to implementation
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