Sarah Potts serves as a Special Adviser to C40. Previously, Sarah served the organisation as the Interim Director of C40 Governance and Global Partnerships, where she oversaw all partnerships, grants, and drives core strategy efforts related to the organisation's delivery of strategic support across all C40 cities. Sarah also served the organisation as the Deputy Director of Regions and Initiatives, where she developed and drove core global strategy efforts related to delivery of direct assistance and peer-to-peer exchange across 63 C40 Cities around the world to reduce GHG emissions and climate risks. Prior to the integration of C40 and the Clinton Climate Initiative, Sarah served as the Los Angeles City Director for the Clinton Climate Initaitive. Operating at the nexus of business, politics, and environmentalism in Los Angeles, Sarah’s work focused on low-carbon transportation, outdoor lighting efficiency, building energy efficiency, and climate adaptation. Most notably, Sarah supported the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting and Mayor Villaraigosa’s Office to develop and launch a major streetlight retrofit project. Once complete, the project will reduce CO2 emissions by over 40,500 tons and save the city $10 million annually in street light maintenance and energy costs — a nearly 60% savings. In addition, Sarah worked with the City of Los Angeles to design and launch the Los Angeles Commercial Building Performance Partnership, a city run car share programme, as well as the Climate Adaptation Framework with the City of Los Angeles. Sarah holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in International Development from Brown University.