Lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University
Co-Director, Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program
Gernot Wagner is a research associate at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the executive director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, a lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy, an associate at the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, and an associate at the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
He wrote Climate Shock, joint with Harvard’s Martin Weitzman and published by Princeton University Press (2015), a Top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of 2015, now also Austria’s Natural Science Book of the Year 2017; and But will the planet notice? (Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 2011).
Gernot served as an economist at the Environment Defense Fund (2008 – 2016), most recently as lead senior economist (2014 – 2016) and member of its Leadership Council (2015 – 2016). He taught energy economics as adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (2011 – 2015) and at NYU Stern School of Business (2016).