Robert Graff manages the Office of Energy and Climate Change Initiatives for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization and regional planning forum for the nine counties and 5½ million people of Greater Philadelphia.
Mr. Graff develops and guides initiatives to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and to prepare the region for the long-term impacts of a changing climate.
Mr. Graff represents DVRPC's regional perspective on numerous efforts related to energy and climate change issues, including the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Transportation Research Board’s Special Task Force on Climate. He serves by gubernatorial appointment as a member the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Climate Change Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining the Commission in 2007, Mr. Graff was an Associate Scientist at Tellus Institute in Boston, where he helped create the Global Reporting Initiative, now the global standard for corporate sustainability reporting.
Mr. Graff earned a Master of Public Affairs and Urban & Regional Planning degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.