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Nathan Hultman

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Nate Hultman is associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and director of the Center for Global Sustainability. From 2014-2016, Hultman worked at the White House on the Obama Administration’s climate and energy policy team. During this time, he helped develop the US 2025 climate target, worked on US bilateral engagements with China, India, Brazil and others, and participated in the international climate negotiations in Lima and Paris. His research focuses on national climate target-setting and assessment, US emissions mitigation policy including the role of non-federal actors, energy technology transitions, and international climate policy. He was recently lead author of the America’s Pledge 2018 Report, Fulfilling America’s Pledge: How Cities, States, and Businesses are Leading the way to a Low-Carbon Future. He has participated in the UN climate process for over 20 years, and was a contributing author to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and Special Report on Renewable Energy. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and associate director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hultman was formerly a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, Fulbright fellow and NASA Earth Systems Science fellow in climate sciences. He holds an MS and PhD in energy & resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in physics from Carleton College.

Areas of Interest
  • Climate change, energy policy, US federal climate policy