Jae Edmonds is a Chief Scientist and Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration with the University of Maryland in College Park. He is College Park Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He is one of the pioneers in the field of integrated assessment modeling of climate change. His research focuses on interactions between global and regional energy, technology, economy, terrestrial systems and climate change. He leads the Global Energy Technology Strategy Program which examines the role of energy technology in addressing climate change. His work spans more than three decades, producing several books, numerous scientific papers and countless presentations. He has been an active participant in all of the major assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He serves on numerous committees, panels and advisory boards.