Brandon Wu is ActionAid USA’s Director of Policy and Campaigns. He oversees ActionAid’s research, advocacy, coalition building and campaigning work on issues such as food security, land rights, biofuels and more. He personally leads ActionAid’s work on international climate justice, approaching the problem of climate change from the perspective of sustainable development and rights of impacted people. His work in this capacity has focused on climate finance for developing countries, fairness and equity in the global climate regime, and energy democracy in the Global South.
Brandon has served on the Board of Directors of Climate Action Network-International, a network of over 900 NGOs in 100 countries, and recently completed a two-year term as the first elected developed country civil society representative on the governing Board of the Green Climate Fund, a new multilateral institution expected to channel billions of dollars of climate finance per year.
Brandon has regularly represented ActionAid in major media outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, PBS NewsHour, Telesur, and many more. He has previously worked for Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG (now Environment America). He holds a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where he was a lead organizer in an effort to unionize 4,500 graduate employees, and a B.A. in sociology from Yale University.