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Dr. Rachael Jonassen

Dr. Jonassen is an expert in climate, energy, and water issues and has served federal and corporate clients on multiple strategic challenges related to climate change and energy. She has completed consulting assignments in 20 countries and also serves with several NGOs helping develop standards and protocols related to climate change issues. Her professional accomplishments have been recognized through her election as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. At the National Science Foundation, she managed the nation’s basic research programs in carbon cycle, geomicrobiology, and coupled biogeochemical cycles, and served with nine programs that assess energy, water, and climate. She also coordinated international efforts in carbon cycle research for the US Global Change Research Program and helped manage the North American Carbon Program. Her work at NSF was recognized with the Director’s Award. She is currently Visiting Scholar at George Washington University where she teaches graduate level climate change and leads the climate change practice in the Energy and Environment Management Institute. Dr. Jonassen has taught at the graduate level on topics such as: hydroclimatology, paleoclimate, fluid dynamics, computer simulation, downscaling, and time series analysis. Her academic research on climate change is reported in more than 70 professional papers, more than 100 professional talks, and in five scholarly books. Rachael is a certified Program Management Professional. 
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Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Policy Advice Related to Climate Change


Awareness raising; Climate change; Funding and resource mobilization; Land management; Poverty reduction/Development; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations; Water management

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Consultancy; Consultancy to Parties; Consultancy to support reporting process

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