Jennifer Nordstrom coordinates the new Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free (CFNF) Campaign for the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER). IEER’s mission is to create scientific studies on energy and environmental issues in language that is understandable. IEER recently completed a study, Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy. Based on the study, the campaign aims to get the United States to commit to a zero CO2 emissions economy without the use of nuclear power by 2050. Nordstrom organizes and coordinates the campaign, including its federal legislative, state and regional, and public education and outreach strategies. She speaks on the subject regularly.
Nordstrom came to IEER from the nuclear disarmament movement. She has spent the past several years as project manager of the Reaching Critical Will project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. There, she organized global civil society networks at the international level, focusing on international policy and law on nuclear weapons. She also served as the NGO liaison to the UN for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the UN General Assembly's First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. She engaged in advocacy with diplomats and international civil servants, and wrote and edited newsletters covering international nuclear disarmament processes. Nordstrom was also the editor of the 2007 Model Nuclear Inventory, a coauthor of the book Nuclear Disorder or Cooperative Security?, and has been published in several disarmament journals. She has spoken at the UN and various peace and disarmament conferences in the United States and abroad.