Near Zero team

Michael Mastrandrea

Michael Mastrandrea



Michael Mastrandrea is director of Near Zero and a Senior Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution for Science. He previously worked for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2009 until he joined Near Zero in 2015. As Co-Director of Science for the IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit, he helped lead the development of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, a global assessment of climate change science and policy options. His research has focused on strategies for reducing climate risks and the integration of expert knowledge and quantitative analysis to inform decision making. Michael was an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment from 2009-2014, and received his Ph.D. from Stanford’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources.

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