Nate Hultman is director of the Center for Global Sustainability and associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. 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 U.S. 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. His research focuses on national climate target-setting and assessment, U.S. emissions mitigation policy including the role of non-federal actors, energy technology transitions, and international climate policy. Recently, Hultman received the first-ever World Citizen Prize in Environmental Performance by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).
Hultman 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 M.S. and Ph.D. in energy & resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in physics from Carleton College.