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James Edmonds

Joint Global Change Research Institute
Lab Fellow


Jae Edmonds is a Chief Scientist and Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) Joint Global Change Research Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Edmonds is the principal investigator for the Global Energy Technology Strategy Program to Address Climate Change, an international, public-private research collaboration. His research in the areas of long-term, global, energy, economy, and climate change spans three decades, during which time he published several books, numerous scientific papers and made countless presentations. His most recent book, Global Energy Technology Strategy, Addressing Climate Change, distills more than a decade of research on the role of technology in addressing climate change. Dr. Edmonds has served in the capacity of Lead Author on every major IPCC assessment to date and presently serves on the IPCC Steering Committee on "New Integrated Scenarios," He serves on numerous panels and advisory boards related to energy, technology, the economy and climate change.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Economics, Duke University
  • M.A., Ecomonics, Duke University
  • B.A., Economics, Kalamazoo College

Awards and Recognitions

  • Cosmos Club Member, 2003-present
  • Chester L. Cooper Award for Mentoring, PNNL, 2006.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Director's Award for Outstanding Performance, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2002
  • Distinguished Service Award, U.S. State Department, 2001
  • BER50 Award in recognition of his research accomplishments, United States Department of Energy, 1997
  • Director's Award for Research Group Performance, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 1993
  • Scientific Book Of The Year, for A Primer on Greenhouse Gases with Don Wuebbles, (Lewis Publishing), 1991, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

PNNL Publications


  • Iyer GC, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, N Hultman, CA Hartin, HC McJeon, J Aldy, and W Pizer. 2018. "Implications of sustainable development considerations for comparability across nationally determined contributions." Nature Climate Change 8:124-129.  doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0039-z


  • Iyer GC, and JA Edmonds. 2017. "Emission scenarios: Explaining differences." Nature Climate Change 7:99-100.  doi:10.1038/nclimate3200
  • Turner SWD, MI Hejazi, SH Kim, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2017. "Climate impacts on hydropower and consequences for global electricity supply investment needs." Energy 141:2081-2090.  doi:10.1016/
  • Bauer N, KV Calvin, J Emmerling, O Fricko, S Fujimori, J Hilaire, J Eom, V Krey, E Kriegler, I Mouratiadou, H Sytze de Boer, M van den Berg, S Carrara, V Daioglou, L Drouet, JA Edmonds, D Gernaat, P Havlik, N Johnson, D Klein, GP Kyle, G Marangoni, T Masui, R Pietzcker, M Strubegger, MA Wise, K Riahi, and D Van Vuuren. 2017. "Shared Socio-Economic Pathways of the Energy Sector – Quantifying the Narratives." Global Environmental Change 42:316-330.  doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.07.006
  • Calvin KV, B Bond-Lamberty, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, J Eom, CA Hartin, SH Kim, GP Kyle, RP Link, RH Moss, HC McJeon, PL Patel, SJ Smith, ST Waldhoff, and MA Wise. 2017. "The SSP4: A World of Deepening Inequality." Global Environmental Change 42:284-296.  doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.06.010
  • Edmonds JA, RP Link, ST Waldhoff, and R Cui. 2017. "A Gobal Food Demand Model for the Asessment of Complex Human-Earth Systems." Climate Change Economics 8(4):Article No. 1750012.  doi:10.1142/S2010007817500129
  • Iyer GC, CM Ledna, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, HC McJeon, GP Kyle, and J Williams. 2017. "Measuring Progress from Nationally Determined Contributions to Mid-Century Strategies." Nature Climate Change 7:871-874.  doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0005-9
  • Iyer GC, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, GP Kyle, CM Ledna, HC McJeon, and MA Wise. 2017. GCAM-USA Analysis of U.S. Electric Power Sector TransitionsPNNL-26174, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Muratori M, CM Ledna, HC McJeon, GP Kyle, PL Patel, SH Kim, MA Wise, H Kheshgi, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2017. "Cost of Power or Power of Cost: a U.S. Modeling Perspective." Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 77:861-874.  doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.055
  • Muratori M, H Kheshgi, BK Mignone, LE Clarke, HC McJeon, and JA Edmonds. 2017. "Carbon Capture and Storage across Fuels and Sectors in Energy System Transformation Pathways." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 57:34-41.  doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.11.026
  • Riahi K, D Van Vuuren, E Kriegler, JA Edmonds, B O'Neill, S Fujimori, N Bauer, KV Calvin, R Dellink, O Fricko, W Lutz, A Popp, J Crespo Cuaresma, S Kc, M Leimbach, L Jiang, T Kram, S Rao, J Emmerling, K Ebi, T Hasegawa, P Havlik, F Humpenoder, L Da Silva, SJ Smith, E Stehfest, V Bosetti, J Eom, D Gernaat, T Masui, J Rogelj, J Strefler, L Drouet, V Krey, G Luderer, M Harmsen, K Takahashi, L Baumstark, J Doelman, M Kainuma, Z Klimont, G Marangoni, H Lotze-Campen, M Obersteiner, A Tabeau, and M Tavoni. 2017. "The Shared Socioeconomic Pathways and their Energy, Land Use, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Implications: An Overview." Global Environmental Change 42:153–168.  doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.009
  • Thornton PE, KV Calvin, AD Jones, A Di Vittorio, B Bond-Lamberty, LM Chini, X Shi, J Mao, WD Collins, JA Edmonds, AM Thomson, JE Truesdale, AP Craig, M Branstetter, and GC Hurtt. 2017. "Biospheric feedback effects in a synchronously coupled model of human and Earth systems." Nature Climate Change 7:496-500.  doi:10.1038/nclimate3310


  • Calvin KV, MA Wise, P Luckow, GP Kyle, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2016. "Implications of uncertain future fossil energy resources on bioenergy use and terrestrial carbon emissions." Climatic Change 136(1):57-68.  doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0923-0
  • Aldy J, W Pizer, M Tavoni, L Reis, K Akimoto, GJ Blanford, C Carraro, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, GC Iyer, HC McJeon, RG Richels, S Rose, and F Sano. 2016. "Economic Tools to Promote Transparency and Comparability in the Paris Agreement." Nature Climate Change 6:1000 - 1006.  doi:10.1038/nclimate3106
  • Bauer N, J Hilaire, RJ Brecha, JA Edmonds, K Jiang, E Kriegler, HH Rogner, and F Sferra. 2016. "Assessing global fossil fuel availability in a scenario framework." Energy 111:580-592.  doi:10.1016/
  • Gao J, A Zhang, SK Lam, X Zhang, AM Thomson, E Lin, K Jiang, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, GP Kyle, S Yu, Y Zhou, and S Zhou. 2016. "An integrated assessment of the potential of agricultural and forestry residues for energy production in China." Global Change Biology Bioenergy 8(5):880-893.  doi:10.1111/gcbb.12305
  • Iyer GC, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, and N Hultman. 2016. "Do National-Level Policies to Promote Low-Carbon Technology Deployment Pay Off for the Investor Countries?" Energy Policy 98:400–411.  doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.08.017
  • Iyer GC, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, and N Hultman. 2016. "Do national-level policies to promote low-carbon technology deployment pay off for the investor countries?" Energy Policy 98:400–411.  doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.08.017
  • Kim SH, MI Hejazi, L Liu, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, GP Kyle, PL Patel, MA Wise, and E Davies. 2016. "Balancing Global Water Availability and Use at Basin Scale in an Integrated Assessment Model." Climatic Change 136(2):217-231.  doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1604-6
  • Kriegler E, I Mouratiadou, G Luderer, JA Edmonds, and O Edenhofer. 2016. "Introduction to the RoSE special issue on the impact of economic growth and fossil fuel availability on climate protection." Climatic Change 136(1):1-6.  doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1667-4
  • Kriegler E, I Mouratiadou, G Luderer, N Bauer, RJ Brecha, KV Calvin, E DeCian , JA Edmonds, K Jiang, M Tavoni, and O Edenhofer. 2016. "Will economic growth and fossil fuel scarcity help or hinder climate stabilization? Overview of the RoSE multi-model study." Climatic Change 136(1):7-22.  doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1668-3


  • Calvin KV, B Bond-Lamberty, JA Edmonds, MI Hejazi, ST Waldhoff, MA Wise, and Y Zhou. 2015. "The Effects of Climate Sensitivity and Carbon Cycle Interactions on Mitigation Policy Stringency." Climatic Change 131(1):35-50.  doi:10.1007/s10584-013-1026-7
  • Eom J, JA Edmonds, V Krey, N Johnson, T Longden, G Luderer, K Riahi, and D Van Vuuren. 2015. "The Impact of Near-term Climate Policy Choices on Technology and Emissions Transition Pathways." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 90(A):73-88.  doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.09.017
  • Liu L, MI Hejazi, PL Patel, GP Kyle, E Davies, Y Zhou, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2015. "Water demands for electricity generation in the U.S.: Modeling different scenarios for the water–energy nexus." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 94:318-334.  doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2014.11.004
  • Smith SJ, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, J Kejun, E Kriegler, T Masui, K Riahi, PR Shukla, M Tavoni, D Van Vuuren, and J Weyant. 2015. "Long History of IAM Comparisons." Nature Climate Change 5(5):391.  doi:10.1038/nclimate2576
  • Arent D, J Logan, J Macknick, W Boyd, K Medlock , F O'Sullivan, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, H Huntington, G Heath, PM Statwick, and M Bazilian. 2015. "A review of water and greenhouse gas impacts of unconventional natural gas development in the United States." MRS Energy and Sustainability 2:Article No. E4.  doi:10.1557/mre.2015.5
  • Calvin KV, S Rose, MA Wise, HC McJeon, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2015. "Global Climate, Energy, and Economic Implications of International Energy Offsets Programs." Climatic Change 133(4):583-596.  doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1482-3
  • Chaturvedi V, MI Hejazi, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, and MA Wise. 2015. "Climate Mitigation Policy Implications for Global Irrigation Water Demand." Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 20(3):389-407.  doi:10.1007/s11027-013-9497-4
  • Collins WD, AP Craig, JE Truesdale, A Di Vittorio, AD Jones, B Bond-Lamberty, KV Calvin, JA Edmonds, SH Kim, AM Thomson, PL Patel, Y Zhou, J Mao, X Shi, PE Thornton, LM Chini, and GC Hurtt. 2015. "The integrated Earth System Model Version 1: formulation and functionality." Biogeosciences 8:2203-2219.  doi:10.5194/gmd-8-2203-2015
  • Fawcett A, GC Iyer, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, N Hultman, HC McJeon, J Rogelj, R Schuler, J Alsalam, GR Asrar, J Creason, M Jeong, J McFarland, A Mundra, and W Shi. 2015. "Can Paris pledges avert severe climate change?" Science 350(6265):1168-1169 .  doi:10.1126/science.aad5761
  • Iyer GC, JA Edmonds, AA Fawcett, N Hultman, J Alsalam, GR Asrar, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, J Creason, M Jeong, J McFarland, A Mundra, PL Patel, W Shi, and HC McJeon. 2015. "The contribution of Paris to limit global warming to 2 °C." Environmental Research Letters 10(12):Article No. 125002.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/125002
  • Iyer GC, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, BP Flannery, N Hultman, HC McJeon, and D Victor. 2015. "Improved Representation of Investment Decisions in Assessments of CO2 Mitigation." Nature Climate Change 5(5):436-440.  doi:10.1038/nclimate2553
  • Iyer GC, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, N Hultman, and HC McJeon. 2015. "Long-term payoffs of near-term low-carbon deployment policies." Energy Policy 86:493–505.  doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.08.004
  • Jones AD, KV Calvin, WD Collins, and JA Edmonds. 2015. "Accounting for radiative forcing from albedo change in future global land-use scenarios." Climatic Change 131(4):691-703.  doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1411-5
  • Riahi K, E Kriegler, N Johnson, C Bertram, M den Elzen, J Eom, M Schaeffer, JA Edmonds, M Isaac, V Krey, T Longden, G Luderer, A Mejean, D McCollum, S Mima, H Turton, D Van Vuuren, K Wada, V Bosetti, P Capros, P Criqui, M Hamdi-Cherif, M Kainuma, and O Edenhofer. 2015. "Locked into Copenhagen pledges - Implications of short-term emission targets for the cost and feasibility of long-term climate goals." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 90(Part A):8-23.  doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.09.016
  • Smith P, SJ Davis, F Creutzig, S Fuss, J Minx, B Gabrielle, E Kato, RB Jackson, AL Cowie, E Kriegler, D Van Vuuren, J Rogelj, P Ciais, J Milne, JG Canadell, D McCollum, G Peters, R Andrew, V Krey, G Shrestha, P Friedlingstein, T Gasser, A Grubler, WK Heidug, M Jonas, CD Jones, F Kraxner, E Littleton, J Lowe, J Moreira, N Nakicenovic, M Obersteiner, A Patwardhan, M Rogner, ES Rubin, A Sharifi, A Torvanger, Y Yamagata, JA Edmonds, and C Yongsung. 2015. "Biophysical and economic limits to negative CO2 emissions." Nature Climate Change 6(1):42-50.  doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE2870
  • Smith SJ, JA Edmonds, CA Hartin, A Mundra, and KV Calvin. 2015. "Near-Term Acceleration In The Rate of Temperature Change." Nature Climate Change 5(4):333-336.  doi:10.1038/nclimate2552
  • Zhou Y, MI Hejazi, SJ Smith, JA Edmonds, H Li, LE Clarke, KV Calvin, and AM Thomson. 2015. "A Comprehensive View of Global Potential for Hydro-generated Electricity." Energy and Environmental Science 8(9):2622-2633.  doi:10.1039/c5ee00888c


  • Calvin KV, MA Wise, GP Kyle, PL Patel, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2014. "Trade-offs of different land and bioenergy policies on the path to achieving climate targets." Climatic Change 123(3-4):691-704.  doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0897-y
  • McJeon HC, JA Edmonds, N Bauer, LE Clarke, B Fisher, BP Flannery, J Hilaire, V Krey, G Marangoni, R Mi, K Riahi, HH Rogner, and M Tavoni. 2014. "Limited impact on decadal-scale climate change from increased use of natural gas." Nature 514(7523):482-485.  doi:10.1038/nature13837
  • Chaturvedi V, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, KV Calvin, and GP Kyle. 2014. "Capital investment requirements for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in power generation on near term to century time scales and global to regional spatial scales." Energy Economics 46:267-278.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2014.09.008
  • Di Vittorio A, LM Chini, B Bond-Lamberty, J Mao, X Shi, JE Truesdale, AP Craig, KV Calvin, AD Jones, WD Collins, JA Edmonds, G Hurtt, PE Thornton, and AM Thomson. 2014. "From land use to land cover: Restoring the afforestation signal in a coupled integrated assessment - earth system model and the implications for CMIP5 RCP simulations." Biogeosciences 11(23):6435-6450.  doi:10.5194/bg-11-6435-2014
  • Ebi KL, S Hallegatte, T Kram, N Arnell, T Carter, JA Edmonds, E Kriegler, R Mathur, B O'Neill, K Riahi, H Winkler, D Van Vuuren, and T Zwickel. 2014. "A new scenario framework for climate change research: background, process, and future directions." Climatic Change 122(3):363-372.  doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0912-3
  • Hejazi MI, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, V Chaturvedi, MA Wise, PL Patel, J Eom, KV Calvin, RH Moss, and SH Kim. 2014. "LONG-TERM GLOBAL WATER USE PROJECTIONS USING SIX SOCIOECONOMIC SCENARIOS IN AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT MODELING FRAMEWORK." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 81:205-226.  doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.05.006
  • Hejazi MI, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, V Chaturvedi, MA Wise, PL Patel, J Eom, and KV Calvin. 2014. "Integrated assessment of global water scarcity over the 21st century - Part 2: Climate change mitigation policies." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18(8):2859-2883.  doi:10.5194/hessd-10-3383-2013
  • Hejazi MI, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, V Chaturvedi, MA Wise, PL Patel, J Eom, and KV Calvin. 2014. "Integrated Assessment of Global Water Scarcity over the 21st Century under Multiple Climate Change Mitigation Policies." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18(8):2859-2883.  doi:10.5194/hess-18-2859-2014
  • Hejazi MI, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, V Chaturvedi, MA Wise, PL Patel, J Eom, and KV Calvin. 2014. "Integrated assessment of global water scarcity over the 21st century under multiple climate change mitigation policies." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18(8):2859–2883.  doi:10.5194/hess-18-2859-2014
  • Kriegler E, JA Edmonds, S Hallegatte, KL Ebi, T Kram, K Riahi, H Winkler, and D Van Vuuren. 2014. "A new scenario framework for climate change research: The concept of Shared Climate Policy Assumptions." Climatic Change 122(3):401-414.  doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0971-5
  • Kriegler E, J Weyant, GJ Blanford, V Krey, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, AA Fawcett, G Luderer, K Riahi, RG Richels, S Rose, M Tavoni, and D Van Vuuren. 2014. "The Role of Technology for Achieving Climate Policy Objectives: Overview of the EMF 27 Study on Technology Strategies and Climate Policy Scenarios." Climatic Change 123(3-4):353-367.  doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0953-7
  • Van Vuuren D, E Kriegler, B O'Neill, KL Ebi, K Riahi, T Carter, JA Edmonds, S Hallegatte, T Kram, R Mathur, and H Winkler. 2014. "A new scenario framework for Climate Change Research: Scenario matrix architecture." Climatic Change 122(3):373-386.  doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0906-1
  • Wise MA, KV Calvin, GP Kyle, P Luckow, and JA Edmonds. 2014. "Economic and Physical Modeling of Land Use in GCAM 3.0 and an Application to Agricultural Productivity, Land, and Terrestrial Carbon." Climate Change Economics 5(2):Article No. 14500.  doi:10.1142/S2010007814500031


  • Calvin KV, MA Wise, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, GP Kyle, PW Luckow, and AM Thomson. 2013. "Implications of simultaneously mitigating and adapting to climate change: Initial experiments using GCAM." Climatic Change 117(3):545-560.  doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0650-y
  • Chaturvedi V, MI Hejazi, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, E Davies, MA Wise, and KV Calvin. 2013. Climate policy implications for agricultural water demandPNNL-22356, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Davies E, GP Kyle, and JA Edmonds. 2013. "An integrated assessment of global and regional water demands for electricity generation to 2095." Advances in Water Resources 52:296-313.  doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.11.020
  • Edmonds JA, PW Luckow, KV Calvin, MA Wise, JJ Dooley, GP Kyle, SH Kim, PL Patel, and LE Clarke. 2013. "Can Radiative Forcing Be Limited to 2.6 Wm-2 Without Negative Emissions From Bioenergy AND CO2 Capture and Storage?" Climatic Change 118(1):29-43.  doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0678-z
  • Eom J, RH Moss, JA Edmonds, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, JJ Dooley, SH Kim, R Kopp, GP Kyle, PW Luckow, PL Patel, AM Thomson, MA Wise, and Y Zhou. 2013. "Scenarios of Future Socio-Economics, Energy, Land Use, and Radiative Forcing." In Engineering Response to Climate Change, 2nd Ed., ed. RG Watts, pp. 81-138  CRC Press Inc, Boca Raton, FL. 
  • Hejazi MI, JA Edmonds, V Chaturvedi, E Davies, and J Eom. 2013. "Scenarios of Global Municipal Water-Use Demand Projections over the 21st Century." Hydrological Sciences Journal 58(3):1-20.  doi:10.1080/02626667.2013.772301
  • Jones AD, WD Collins, JA Edmonds, MS Torn, AC Janetos, KV Calvin, AM Thomson, LM Chini, J Mao, X Shi, P Thornton, G Hurtt, and MA Wise. 2013. "Greenhouse gas policy influences climate via direct effects of land-use change." Journal of Climate 26(11):3657-3670.  doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00377.1
  • Kyle GP, E Davies, JJ Dooley, SJ Smith, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, and MI Hejazi. 2013. "Corrigendum to "Influence of climate change mitigation technology on global demands of water for electricity generation"." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 17:549-552.  doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.03.017
  • Kyle GP, E Davies, JJ Dooley, SJ Smith, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, and MI Hejazi. 2013. "Influence of Climate Change Mitigation Technology on Global Demands of Water for Electricity Generation." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 13:112–123.  doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.12.006
  • Le Page YLB, G Hurtt, AM Thomson, B Bond-Lamberty, PL Patel, MA Wise, KV Calvin, GP Kyle, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, and AC Janetos. 2013. "Sensitivity of climate mitigation strategies to natural disturbances." Environmental Research Letters 8(1):Article No. 015018.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015018
  • Le Page YLB, G Hurtt, AM Thomson, B Bond-Lamberty, PL Patel, MA Wise, KV Calvin, GP Kyle, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, and AC Janetos. 2013. "Sensitivity of climate mitigation strategies to natural disturbances." Environmental Research Letters 8(1):Article No. 015018.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015018
  • Moss RH, G Meehl, MC Lemos, JB Smith, JR Arnold, JC Arnott, D Behar, GP Brasseur, SB Broomell, A Busalacchi, S Dessai, KL Ebi, JA Edmonds, J Furlow, L Goddard, H Hartmann, J Hurrell, JW Katzenberger, DM Liverman, P Mote, SC Moser, A Kumar, R Pulwarty, EA Seyller, BL Turner, WM Washington, and T Wilbanks. 2013. "Hell and High Water: Practice-Relevant Adaptation Science." Science 342(6159):696-698 .  doi:10.1126/science.1239569
  • Smith SJ, JF Karas, JA Edmonds, J Eom, and AH Mizrahi. 2013. "Sensitivity of Multi-gas Climate Policy to Emission Metrics." Climatic Change 117(4):663-675.  doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0565-7
  • Zhou S, GP Kyle, S Yu, LE Clarke, J Eom, PW Luckow, V Chaturvedi, X Zhang, and JA Edmonds. 2013. "Energy use and CO2 emissions of China’s industrial sector from a global perspective." Energy Policy 58:284-294.  doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.03.014


  • Edmonds JA, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, GP Kyle, and MA Wise. 2012. "Energy and technology lessons since Rio." Energy Economics 34(Supplement 1):S7–S14.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.08.037
  • Edmonds JA, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, AC Janetos, SH Kim, MA Wise, and HC McJeon. 2012. "Integrated Assessment Modeling." In Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, ed. RA Meyers, pp. 5398-5428.  Springer , New York, NY. 
  • Eom J, KV Calvin, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, SH Kim, R Kopp, GP Kyle, P Luckow, RH Moss, PL Patel, and MA Wise. 2012. "Exploring the Future Role of Asia Utilizing A Scenario Matrix Architecture and Shared Socio-Ecosystem Pathways." Energy Economics 34(Supplement 3):S325-S338.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.03.012
  • Hejazi MI, JA Edmonds, and V Chaturvedi. 2012. "Global irrigation demand - A holistic approach." Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering 1(2):Article No. e106. 
  • Van Vuuren D, K Riahi, RH Moss, JA Edmonds, AM Thomson, N Nakicenovic, T Kram, F Berkhout, R Swart, AC Janetos, SK Rose, and N Arnell. 2012. "A proposal for a new scenario framework to support research and assessment in different climate research communities." Global Environmental Change. Part A, Human and Policy Dimensions 22(1):21-35.  doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.08.002


  • Thomson AM, KV Calvin, SJ Smith, GP Kyle, AC Volke, PL Patel, S Delgado Arias, B Bond-Lamberty, MA Wise, LE Clarke, and JA Edmonds. 2011. "RCP4.5: A Pathway for Stabilization of Radiative Forcing by 2100." Climatic Change 109(1-2):77-94.  doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0151-4
  • Van Vuuren D, JA Edmonds, M Kainuma, K Riahi, and J Weyant. 2011. "A special issue on the RCPs." Climatic Change 109(1-2 SP ISS):1-4.  doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0157-y
  • Van Vuuren D, JA Edmonds, M Kainuma, K Riahi, AM Thomson, KA Hibbard, G Hurtt, T Kram, V Krey, JF Lamarque, T Masui, M Meinhausen, N Nakicenovic, SJ Smith, and SK Rose. 2011. "The Representative Concentration Pathways: An Overview." Climatic Change 109(1-2):5-31.  doi:10.1007/s10584-011-0148-z


  • Calvin KV, JA Edmonds, and MA Wise. 2010. Bioenergy and the importance of land use policy in a carbon-constrained worldPNNL-19462, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Manning M, JA Edmonds, S Emori, A Grubler, KA Hibbard, F Joos, M Kainuma, R Keeling, T Kram, A Manning, M Meinhausen, RH Moss, N Nakicenovic, K Riahi, SK Rose, SJ Smith, R Swart, and D Van Vuuren. 2010. "Misrepresentation of the IPCC CO2 emission scenarios ." Nature Geoscience 3(6):376-377. 
  • Moss RH, JA Edmonds, K Hibbard, M Manning, SK Rose, D Van Vuuren, T Carter, S Emori, M Kainuma, T Kram, G Meehl, J Mitchell, N Nakicenovic, K Riahi, SJ Smith, R Stouffer, AM Thomson, J Weyant, and T Wilbanks. 2010. "The Next Generation of Scenarios for Climate Change Research and Assessment." Nature 463(7282):747-756.  doi:10.1038/nature08823
  • Thomson AM, KV Calvin, LP Chini, G Hurtt, JA Edmonds, B Bond-Lamberty, S Frolking, MA Wise, and AC Janetos. 2010. "Climate mitigation and the future of tropical landscapes." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(46):19633-19638 . 
  • Van Vuuren D, JA Edmonds, SJ Smith, KV Calvin, JF Karas, M Kainuma, N Nakicenovic, K Riahi, B van Ruijven, R Swart, and AM Thomson. 2010. "What do near-term observations tell us about long-term developments in greenhouse gas emissions?" Climatic Change 103(3-4):635-642.  doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9940-4


  • Calvin KV, JA Edmonds, B Bond-Lamberty, LE Clarke, SH Kim, GP Kyle, SJ Smith, AM Thomson, and MA Wise. 2009. "2.6: Limiting Climate Change to 450 ppm CO2 Equivalent in the 21st Century." Energy Economics 31(2):S107-S120. 
  • Calvin KV, JA Edmonds, LE Clarke, B Bond-Lamberty, SH Kim, MA Wise, AM Thomson, and GP Kyle. 2009. Land-use LeakagePNNL-18585, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Calvin KV, PL Patel, AA Fawcett, LE Clarke, K Fisher-Vanden, JA Edmonds, SH Kim, R Sands, and MA Wise. 2009. "The Distribution and Magnitude of Emissions Mitigation Costs in Climate Stabilization Under Less Than Perfect International Cooperation: SGM Results." Energy Economics 31(2):S187-S197 . 
  • Clarke LE, JA Edmonds, V Krey, RG Richels, S Rose, and M Tavoni. 2009. "International Climate Policy Architectures: Overview of the EMF 22 International Scenarios ." Energy Economics 31(2):S64-S81. 
  • Kyle GP, LE Clarke, G Pugh, MA Wise, KV Calvin, JA Edmonds, and SH Kim. 2009. "The Value of Advanced Technology in Meeting 2050 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets in the United States." Energy Economics 31(2):S254-S267. 
  • Wigley TM, LE Clarke, JA Edmonds, HD Jacoby, S Paltsev, HM Pitcher, JM Reilly, RG Richels, MC Sarofim, and SJ Smith. 2009. "Uncertainties in climate stabilization." Journal of Climate 97(1-2):85-121 . 
  • Wise MA, KV Calvin, AM Thomson, LE Clarke, B Bond-Lamberty, RD Sands, SJ Smith, AC Janetos, and JA Edmonds. 2009. "Implications of Limiting CO2 Concentrations for Land Use and Energy." Science 324(5931):1183-1186 . 


  • Clarke LE, J Weyant, and JA Edmonds. 2008. "On the sources of technological change: What do the models assume." Energy Economics 30(2):409–424. 
  • Edmonds JA, LE Clarke, JP Lurz, and MA Wise. 2008. "Stabilizing CO2 Concentrations with Incomplete International Cooperation." Climate Policy 8(4):355-376. 
  • Edmonds JA, LE Clarke, MA Wise, HM Pitcher, and SJ Smith. 2008. "Implications for the USA of stabilization of radiative forcing at 3.4 W/m2 ." Climate Policy 8:S76 - S92. 
  • Moss RH, M Babiker, S Brinkman, E Calvo, T Carter, JA Edmonds, I Elgizouli, S Emori, E Lin, K Hibbard, R Jones, M Kainuma, J Kelleher, JF Lamarque, M Manning, B Matthews, J Meehl, L Meyer, J Mitchell, N Nakicenovic, B O'Neill, R Pichs, K Riahi, S Rose, PJ Runci, R Stouffer, D VanVuuren, J Weyant, T Wilbanks, JP van Ypersele, and M Zurek. 2008. "Towards New Scenarios for Analysis of Emissions, Climate Change, Impacts, and Response Strategies." In IPCC Expert Meeting Report: Towards New Scenarios, p. 132.  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Geneva, Switzerland. 


  • Kim SH, and JA Edmonds. 2007. The Challenges and Potential of Nuclear Energy for Addressing Climate ChangePNNL-17037, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Edmonds JA, LE Clarke, MA Wise, and JP Lurz. 2007. International CO2 Stabilization Scenarios with Less-Than-Perfect “Where” and “When” FlexibilityPNNL-16932, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Edmonds JA, and LE Clarke. 2007. "Forum." Issues in Science and Technology 23(2):16-17. 
  • Edmonds JA, JJ Dooley, SH Kim, SJ Friedman, and MA Wise. 2007. "TECHNOLOGY IN AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT MODEL: THE POTENTIAL REGIONAL DEPLOYMENT OF CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL CO2 STABILIZATION." Chapter 16 in Human-Induced Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Assessment, ed. M Schlesinger, et al, pp. 181-197.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Edmonds JA, MA Wise, JJ Dooley, SH Kim, SJ Smith, PJ Runci, LE Clarke, EL Malone, and GM Stokes. 2007. Global Energy Technology Strategy: Addressing Climate Change Phase 2 Findings from an international Public-Private Sponsored Research Program.  Battetlle Memorial Institute, College Park, MD. 


  • Smith SJ, and JA Edmonds. 2006. "The Economic Implications of Carbon Cycle Uncertainty." Tellus Series B, Chemical and Physical Meteorology 58(5):586-590.  doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2006.00217.x
  • Edmonds J, T Wilson, M Wise, and J Weyant. 2006. "Electrification of the Economy and CO2 Emissions Mitigation." Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 7(3):175-203. 
  • Edmonds JA, and SJ Smith. 2006. "The Technology of Two Degrees." In Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, pp. 385-392.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 
  • Kim SH, JA Edmonds, J Lurz, SJ Smith, and MA Wise. 2006. "The ObjECTS: Framework for Integrated Assessment: Hybrid Modeling of Transportation." The Energy Journal (Special Issue No. 2 2006):63. 


  • Edmonds JA, F Joos, N Nakicenovic, RG Richels, and JL Sarmiento. 2005. "Scenarios, targets, gaps, and costs ." Chapter 4 in The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World (SCOPE Series), vol. 62, ed. Chris Field and Michael Raupach, pp. 77-102 .  Island Press, Washington, DC. 
  • Edmonds JA. 2005. "Unanticipated Consequences: Thinking About Ancillary Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation." Chapter 23 in The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World (SCOPE Series), vol. 62, ed. Chris Field and Michael Raupach, pp. 419-430.  Island Press, Washington, DC. 
  • Sands RD, and JA Edmonds. 2005. "Climate Change Impacts for the Conterminous USA: An Integrated Assessment Part 7. Economic Analysis of Field Crops and Land Use with Climate Change." Climatic Change 69(1):127-150.  doi:10.1007/s10584-005-3616-5
  • Kheshgi H, SJ Smith, and JA Edmonds. 2005. "Emissions and Atmospheric CO2 Stabilization: Long-Term Limits and Paths." Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 10(2):213–220. 
  • Manne AW, RG Richels, and JA Edmonds. 2005. "Market Exchange Rates or Purchasing Power Parity: Does the Choice Make a Difference to the Climate Debate?" Climatic Change 71(1):1-8. 
  • Rosenberg NJ, and JA Edmonds. 2005. "Climate Change Impacts for the Conterminous USA: An Integrated Assessment: From MINK to the ‘Lower 48': an introductory editorial ." Climatic Change 69(1):1-6.  doi:10.1007/s10584-005-3608-5


  • Dooley JJ, SH Kim, JA Edmonds, JS Friedman, and MA Wise. 2004. "A FIRST ORDER GLOBAL GEOLOGIC CO2 STORAGE POTENTIAL SUPPLY CURVE AND ITS APPLICATION IN A GLOBAL INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT MODEL." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT7) , vol. 1, ed. ES Rubin, DW Keith, CF Gilboy, pp. 573-582.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
  • Edmonds JA, JF Clarke, JJ Dooley, SH Kim, and SJ Smith. 2004. "Modeling Greenhouse Gas Energy Technology Responses to Climate Change." Energy 29(9-10 (Special Issue)):1529-1536 . 
  • Edmonds JA, JF Clarke, JJ Dooley, SH Kim, and SJ Smith. 2004. "Stabilization of CO2 in a B2 World: Insights on The Roles of Carbon Capture and Disposal, Hydrogen, and Transportation Technologies." Energy Economics 26(4):517-537. 
  • Geffen CA, JA Edmonds, and SH Kim. 2004. "Transportation and Climate Change: The Potential for Hydrogen Systems." In Environmental sustainability in the mobility industry : technology and business challenges, SAE World Congress, Detroit, Mich., SP (Society of Automotive Engineers) , vol. 1865, pp. 13-20.  SAE International, Warrendale, PA. 


  • Dilling L, S Doney, JA Edmonds, KR Gurney, R Harriss, D Schimel, B Stephens, and GM Stokes. 2003. "The Role of Carbon Cycle Observations and Knowledge in Carbon Management." In Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources, vol. 28, pp. 521-58.  Annual Reviews, Pablo Alto, CA. 
  • Dooley JJ, JA Edmonds, RT Dahowski, and MA Wise. 2003. "Modeling Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies in Energy and Economic Models." In Proceedings of the IPCC Workshop for Carbon Capture and Storage, pp. 161-172.  ECN , Petten, Netherlands. 
  • Edmonds JA, and GM Stokes. 2003. "Launching a Technology Revolution." In Climate Policy for the 21st Century: Meeting the Long-Term Challenge of Global Warming, ed. David Michel, pp. 153-186.  Center for Transatlantic Relations, Washington, DC. 
  • Edmonds JA, and RD Sands. 2003. "What are the costs of limiting CO2 concentrations?" Chapter 7 in Global Climate Change: The Science, Economics, and Politics, ed. James M. Griffin, pp. 140-186.  Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom. 


  • Edmonds JA, PF Freund, JR, and JJ Dooley. 2002. "The Role of Carbon Management Technologies in Addressing Atmospheric Stabilization of Greenhouse Gases." In Greenhouse Gas Control. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHCT-5, ed. David Williams, Bob Durie, et. al., pp. 46-51.  CSIRO Publishing , Collingwood, Australia. 
  • Dooley JJ, CA Geffen, and JA Edmonds. 2002. "Global Climate Change and the Unique Challenges Posed by the Transportation Sector." In Proceedings of the 8th Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction Conference, San Diego, CA, August 26, 2002.  8th Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction Conference, San Diego, CA. 


  • Edmonds JA, JM Roop, and MJ Scott. 2001. "Technological Change and Its Effects on Mitigation Costs." In Climate Change: Science, Strategies, & Solutions, ed. Eileen Claussen, Vicki Arroyo Cochran, Debra P. Davis, pp. 209-226.  Brill, Boston, MA. 


  • Kim SH, and JA Edmonds. 2000. Potential for Advanced Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies in a Climate Constrained WorldPNNL-13095, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Smith SJ, TL Wigley, and JA Edmonds. 2000. " A new route toward limiting climate change?" Science 290(5494):1109-1110. 
  • Scott MJ, RD Sands, JA Edmonds, AM Liebetrau, and DW Engel. 2000. "Uncertainty in Integrated Assessment Models: Modeling with MiniCAM 1.0." Energy Policy 27(14):855-879. 

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