Jae Edmonds is a researcher at the Joint Global Change Research Institute a collaboration between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he is Chief Scientist and Battelle Fellow, and at the University of Maryland in College Park, where he is College Park Professor of Public Policy. He is one of the pioneers in the field of integrated assessment modeling of global change. His research focuses on interactions between global and regional energy, technology, economy, land, water, atmosphere, and climate systems and global change. His most recent work focuses on international emissions trading and scenarios for climate finance risk. His work spans four decades, producing several books, numerous scientific papers and countless presentations. His work has more than 40,000 citations (h-index of 70). In 1978 he began what has developed into the Global Change Assessment Model, a frontier-class integrated model of energy, economy, water, land and climate interactions. He has been a Lead Author in all 6 of the major assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is an active member of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC), serving on the Scientific Steering Committee, manages the IAMC’s external Advisory Council and co-chairing two Scientific Working Groups. He serves on numerous committees, panels and advisory boards. In 2020 the IAMC honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.