Dr. Stephen O. Andersen is the Director of Research at IGSD where he focuses on climate and ozone layer protection.
Prior to IGSD, Dr. Andersen served as the first economist in environmental litigation support at the Sierra Club, San Francisco, and the first economist in crafting laws and policies to protect the environment at the Environmental Law Institute, Washington DC. From 1986 to 2009 Dr. Andersen worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as Deputy Director of the Stratospheric Protection Division, Director of Strategic Climate Projects in the Climate Protection Partnerships Division, and Liaison to the US Department of Defense on Stratospheric Ozone and Climate.
For the United Nations, Dr. Andersen founded and co-chaired the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and its Solvents Technical Options Committee, the Methyl Bromide Interim Technology and Economic Assessment, and Task Force on the Implications to the Montreal Protocol of the Inclusion of hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons in the Kyoto Protocol. He chaired the UNEP working group that developed the essential use process and has been a member of Mostafa Kamal Tolba’s Informal Advisory Group.
Dr. Andersen earned Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics from the University of California, Berkeley after studying business administration at Utah State University.
- Andersen O. S., & Gonzalez M. (2nd ed. 2023) 35th Anniversary Protecting the Ozone Layer. Montreal Protocol Ozone Secretariat & IGSD. Rand, S. (editor).
- Agyarko, A. K., Andersen O. S., Ferris R., Dreyfus B. G., Derder, R. M., Bosire O. L., Bloomer, L. & Sun, X. (2022) The Importance of Stopping Environmental Dumping in Ghana: The Case of Inefficient New and Used Cooling Appliances with Obsolete Refrigerants, Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, 31; 51-106.
- Andersen O. S., Gonzalez M. & Sherman, J. N., (2022) Setting the Stage for Climate Action Under the Montreal Protocol. EOS.