Areas of Expertise:
climate change | global warming | environmental law | climate engineering
Edward (Ted) Parson is the Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law and faculty co-director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. Parson is the world’s leading expert on legal and governance issues raised by climate engineering technologies. He has extensively studied international environmental law and policy, the role of science and technology in policy-making and government regulation.
Parson has worked and consulted for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress and the U.N. Environment Program, among others. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Toronto and in management science from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard.