Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Joel Smith

Principal, Stratus Consulting


Joel Smith, a Principal with Stratus Consulting, has been analyzing climate change impacts and adaptation issues for more than 20 years. He has provided technical advice, guidance and training on the subject to people around the world and for clients such as the U.S. government, the World Bank, the United Nations, states, municipalities and foundations. Previously, Smith was deputy director of the Climate Change Division at the Environmental Protection Agency. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change. An author of the third and fourth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Smith has also published more than 30 articles and chapters on the subject in peer-reviewed journals and books. He received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.


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