Co-Founder, Co-Director, Climate Interactive

Summit for Emerging Climate Leaders

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Climate Policy: Climate Interactive

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Andrew Jones

Andrew (Drew) Jones is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, named the 2017 “Best U.S. Energy and Environment Think Tank” by Prospect Magazine.An expert on international climate and energy issues, his quotes and data stories appear frequently in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media. Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed “C-ROADS”, the user-friendly climate simulation in use by thousands of climate analysts around the world.

Trained in system dynamics modeling at Dartmouth College and through an M.S. at MIT, Jones has worked at Rocky Mountain Institute and served dozens of clients ranging from the CDC to Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Jones co-accepted the "ASysT Prize" for “a significant accomplishment achieved through the application of systems thinking to a problem of U.S. national significance."  He co-accepted the System Dynamics Society’s award for the best real-world application of modeling. He won Dartmouth College’s Ray W. Smith award for the most significant contribution to the status of the College. His 2017 Op-Ed in the New York Times was one of two in the paper’s history that took the form of an interactive simulation model.

He teaches Systems Thinking and Sustainability at MIT, Stanford University, and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School.

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