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Climate Change Expert Available to Comment on COP26 Developments and Economic Impacts

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— As more than 100 world leaders convene at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland this week, climate change researchers from nonprofit research institute RTI International (RTI) are available for media interviews on the economic impacts of climate change and COP26 environmental concerns and discussions regarding greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy technologies, air pollution, climate policy and the impacts of a changing climate on the economy and society.

Jared Woollacott has extensive experience — outlined below — regarding the issues featured in this year’s emissions-reducing agenda for the COP26 climate summit. They are also a part of RTI’s new Center for Climate Solutions, which brings together and builds upon RTI’s technical, economic and project management expertise to tackle the global challenge of climate change and help create a more sustainable future.

  • Jared Woollacott, PhD, is a senior environmental economist in RTI’s Environmental Engineering and Economics Division with 10 years of experience developing and applying economy-wide models to a wide set of energy and environmental problems, including air pollution, environmental policy, climate change impacts, and the distribution of these impacts. He leads a team of economists and scientists focused on energy systems, transportation, electricity, and macro-economic simulation modeling. The combined work of this group, in collaboration with others at RTI, contributes to our understanding of how natural resources, technological change, environmental policy, and economic growth shape our economy and environment over time. Woollacott’s work supports several offices within the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development programs, U.S. states, environmental NGOs, and the private sector.

To request an interview, contact the RTI Newsroom at news@rti.org.