Pacala and Jenkins appointed to new National Academies of Sciences Committee

Holly Welles ・ Carbon Mitigation Initiative

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed Stephen Pacala as chair of a new Committee on Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions.

The Committee will examine the status of technologies, policies, and societal factors needed for decarbonization and will recommend research and policy needs, focused on the near and midterm (5-20 years). Pacala is the Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University. Among those also appointed as committee members is Jessie Jenkins, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton. Jenkins is also a principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative.