Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
Dr. Julio Friedmann is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA. He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy. Julio has worked with the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Treasury, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is the CEO of Carbon Wrangler, LLC and a Distinguished Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative.
Dr. Friedmann is one of the most widely known and authoritative experts in the U.S. on carbon removal, CO2 conversion and use, hydrogen, industrial decarbonization, and carbon capture and sequestration. Dr. Friedmann received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from MIT, followed by a Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Southern California.
Chief Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund
Dr. Steven Hamburg plays a leading role in EDF's research efforts, quantifying methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain. Steven was an environmental science professor at the University of Kansas and Brown University. He directed the Environmental Studies Program at Kansas and was the founding director of the Global Environment Program at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown.
Steven served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was acknowledged as one of the contributing recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was twice awarded an Environmental Merit award by the US EPA Region.
Dr. Hamburg received a PhD in Forest Ecology from Yale University, a M.F.S. from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a B.A. from Vassar College.