Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Dr. Stephen O. Andersen

Dr. Stephen O. Andersen is the Director of Research at IGSD. Prior to IGSD, at University of California, Berkeley Dr. Andersen participated in the 1974 assessment of super-sonic transport on stratospheric ozone and climate and for the next decade worked for environmental and energy non-governmental organizations and as a professor. From 1986 to 2009, Dr. Andersen advanced in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to positions including Director of Strategic Climate Projects and Deputy Director of the Stratospheric Protection Division and was EPA Liaison to the Department of Defense on climate and ozone protection. He created EPA’s first voluntary partnerships in food packaging, motor vehicle air conditioning, electronics, aerospace, fire protection and more; and he created and managed the EPA Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Protection Awards. He is co-author of three book and dozens of articles including the scientific papers spearheaded by Guus Velders making the case for accelerated phaseout of ozone depleting and greenhouse gases. For the Montreal Protocol, he founded and co-chaired the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) from 1988 through 2012 and for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was senior manager and author of reports that helped earn the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Stephen received prestigious awards from the United Nations, the US EPA and Brazil, Iraq, Japan, Thailand, Russian Federation and Vietnam—including the UN Global 500 Award that has also been earned by Jimmy Carter, Wangari Maathai, and Jane Goodall. In 2009 he earned the Service to America Career Achievement Medal.