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Michael D. Mastrandrea
Carnegie Institution for Science
260 Panama St.
Stanford, CA 94305


(650) 224-2070

Michael Mastrandrea is Director of the Near Zero program at the Carnegie Institution for Science on the Stanford University campus and Co-Director of Near Zero. He worked for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2009 to 2015. As Co-Director of Science for the IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit, he helped lead the development of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, a global assessment of climate change science and policy options. His research has focused on strategies for reducing climate risks and the integration and effective translation of expert knowledge for policymakers, the business community, and the general public. He was an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment from 2009-2014, and received his Ph. D. from Stanford as the first graduate of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), where he was a Department of Energy Global Change Education Program Fellow. He serves on the Editorial Board and as Managing Editor for the journal Climatic Change.

Michael Mastrandrea