Speaker: Jae Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Princeton University
Date: Apr 22, 2008
Jae Edmonds argues that climate stabilization is feasible but will require a fundamental change to the global energy system that can only be achieved by applying an across-the-board price to carbon emissions.
Jae Edmonds is a senior staff scientist and technical leader of economic programs at the Joint Global Change Research Institute. He is the principal investigator for the Global Energy Technology Strategy Program. Dr. Edmonds is well known for his contributions to the integrated assessment of climate change and the examination of interactions among energy, technology, policy, and the environment. He has published extensively on global change topics through his books, papers, and presentations. He has served as a lead author for all three major assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and numerous interim assessment reports.
The "Inside the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Science, Policy and Politics" lecture series is co-sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)