Rachael Jonassen

Dr. Jonassen is an expert in climate change issues and Director of Climate Change and the GHG Management Certificate program in the Environmental and Energy Management Institute at The George Washington University where she also teaches in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department. She holds a second appointment in the Program in Sustainable Urban Studies at GWU.

She has completed multiple international consulting assignments on climate change, energy, and water for government and corporate clients. These include full support for development and implementation of the US federal GHG reporting program. At the US National Science Foundation, she managed the nation’s basic research programs in carbon cycle, geomicrobiology, and coupled biogeochemical cycles, and served with multiple programs that assess climate impacts. She also coordinated international efforts in carbon cycle research for the US Global Change Research Program and helped manage the North American Carbon Program. Her academic research on climate change is reported in more than 70 professional papers, more than 100 professional talks, and in five scholarly books. Her service with NGOs includes developing standards and protocols related to climate change issues.

She holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Rachael is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Climate Services

This theme covers information and research for understanding and using climate data, communicating climate change and providing effective climate services.
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Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia

Strengthening linkages between adaptation and the sustainable development agenda whilst enhancing institutional and research capacity.
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