Jesse Reynolds is an expert in international environmental policy. He researches and advises on how norms, rules, procedures, and institutions can help manage environmental opportunities and challenges, particularly those involving emerging technologies. In this, he draws from international environmental law, international relations, and economics. Dr. Reynolds has extensively investigated the governance of geoengineering (climate engineering), a group of proposed methods to intentionally intervene in earth systems at large scales in order to counterbalance anthropogenic climate change. His book The Governance of Solar Geoengineering: Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene was published on Cambridge University Press. Dr. Reynolds has also studied the roles of new biotechnologies, such as gene drives, and artificial intelligence in the conservation of biodiversity and facilitating sustainability more generally. He currently is Senior Policy Officer for the Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot at the Paris Peace Forum, co-hosts the Challenging Climate podcast, and provides services through Divided Sky Research and Consulting. Prior to these, Dr. Reynolds was an Emmett / Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. He has degrees from Tilburg University, The Netherlands (partially as a Fulbright Fellow, US Department of State); the University of California, Berkeley (as an EPA Science-to-Achieve Results Fellow); and Hampshire College.
Senior Policy Officer, Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot
Paris Peace Forum