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Nathan Hultman

Director, Center for Global Sustainability

Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Nathan Hultman is Director of the Center for Global Sustainability and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. He is also Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. 

From 2014-2016, Dr. Hultman worked on the White House climate and energy policy team. During this time, he helped develop the US 2025 climate target, worked on U.S. bilateral engagements with China, India, Brazil and others, and participated in the international climate negotiations in Lima and Paris. He has participated in the UN climate process since the Kyoto meeting, and is a contributing author to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and Special Report on Renewable Energy. 

His research focuses on national climate target-setting and assessment, U.S. emissions mitigation policy, energy technology transitions in emerging economies and international climate policy.  He was formerly a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, assistant professor at Georgetown University, Fulbright Fellow, and NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow in climate sciences. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Energy & Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Physics.


Recent Publications

Climate Change Risk and the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System