Climate Action Summit
Special Advisor on Science & Innovation to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy
Seth Schultz is the special advisor on Science & Innovation to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. He recently served as the director of Science & Innovation at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. He also has been C40’s director of Research, Measurement & Planning. In this capacity, Mr. Schultz was a lead author on the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5 Degrees (SR 1.5). More broadly, he worked to raise international awareness on the role of cities in tackling climate change.
Mr. Schultz was at C40 from 2011 through the beginning of this year and was instrumental in leading the organization through a period of rapid growth and impact. Prior to joining C40, he worked closely with cities on climate and sustainable development issues at the Clinton Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has an additional 10 years of experience in the private sector managing contracts and clients at the city, state, regional and federal level. Mr. Schultz is a sought-after speaker on topics including urban innovation, big data and co-generation of knowledge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Binghamton University.
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