Jesse Reynolds is an expert in international environmental policy. He researches and advises on how rules 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 diverse group of proposed methods to intentionally intervene in earth systems at large scales in order to reduce 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, in the conservation of biodiversity and facilitating sustainability more generally. He currently is Executive Secretary of the Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot and Senior Policy Officer at the Paris Peace Forum. He also co-hosts the Challenging Climate podcast. Prior to these roles, 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.
Global Commission on Governing Risks from Climate Overshoot