Nate Hultman
Hultman-Photo-HeadshotNate Hultman is Senior Advisor in the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate at the U.S. Department of State. He is currently on leave from the University of Maryland, where he is the Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability, and Professor in the School of Public Policy. Nate is also currently serving as President of the Board of Trustees for Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Hultman’s work focuses on assessing and developing ambitious national climate strategies. This includes U.S. emissions mitigation policy including the role of non-federal actors, rapid coal phaseout strategies in diverse national contexts, and economy-wide strategies in other major economies, with a focus on China and and others. He was lead author of several recent assessments of U.S. national climate strategies in advance of the announcement of the U.S. 2030 climate target (NDC). From 2014-2016, Hultman worked at the White House on the Obama Administration’s climate and energy policy team. During this time, he helped develop the U.S. 2025 NDC, worked on bilateral engagements with China, India, Brazil and others, and participated in the international climate negotiations in Lima and Paris. He has participated in the UN climate process for nearly 25 years as a non-governmental observer, beginning with the Kyoto meeting in 1997. When not on leave, Hultman is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and associate director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He was formerly a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford, a Fulbright fellow, and a NASA Earth Systems Science fellow. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in energy & resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in physics from Carleton College.