Executive Council (EC)
Co-Lead: Decision Analysis, Values and Ethics, & Integration Teams
Assistant Manager, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, State University of New York
David and Jane Floweree Early Career Professor,
Tulane University, Old Dominion University
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory,
Science Education Resource Center,
Hodgson Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
Associate Vice President for Economics and Policy,
Environmental Defense Fund
Carolyn Kousky is Associate Vice President for Economics and Policy at Environmental Defense Fund. Dr. Kousky’s research examines multiple aspects of climate risk management and policy approaches for increasing resilience. She has published numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on the economics and policy of climate risk and disaster finance. She is a co-editor of A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation and author of Understanding Disaster Insurance: New Tools for a More Resilient Future.
Dr. Kousky has worked with many communities on resilience strategies and developing inclusive models for insurance and disaster recovery. She is the vice-chair of the California Climate Insurance Working Group, a university fellow at Resources for the Future, a non-resident scholar at the Insurance Information Institute, and a member of the Roundtable on Risk and Resilience of Extreme Events at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Kousky is currently an author for the economics chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment.
For more information about Dr. Kousky’s work, please visit her personal webpage.
She has a B.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Earth and Environmental Studies Department, Montclair State University
Department of Human Ecology,
DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Department of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,
Penn State University