Meet Our Advisors: Robert Lempert

CASM Advisor Dr. Robert Lempert helps create some of the world’s most influential reports on climate.  He is a coordinating lead author for Working Group II of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, a chapter lead for the Fourth US National Climate Assessment, chair of the peer review panel for California’s Fourth Climate Assessment, and a member of California’s Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group.  He has been a member of numerous study panels for the U.S. National Academies, including America’s Climate Choices and Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate.  He is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  

At the Rand Corporation, Dr. Lempert is a principal researcher and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition.  His work focuses on climate risk management and decision-making under conditions of deep uncertainty.  Dr. Lempert was the Inaugural EADS Distinguished Visitor in Energy and Environment at the American Academy in Berlin and the inaugural president of the Society for Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty ( A Professor of Policy Analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Dr. Lempert is an author of the book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis.

Rob’s research is complemented by the types of at-home actions so many of us adopt, for example trying to re-use water for irrigation to landscape vegetation.  He volunteers at the city-level too,  and has served on Santa Monica’s Commission on Sustainability, Environmental Justice and the Environment, helping the city adopt sound and effective policy and programs.

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