Dr. Jesse Reynolds is a scholar of international environmental policy. He researches and teaches how society can develop norms, rules, and institutions to manage environmental problems, particularly those involving new technologies. While his approach is centered within international environmental law, he draws upon other disciplines, including international relations and economics.
Presently, Dr. Reynolds’s primary research focus is on climate engineering (or geoengineering), a group of proposed methods to intentionally intervene in earth systems at large scales in order to counterbalance anthropogenic climate change. Dr. Reynolds is an assistant professor at the Utrecht Center for Water, Oceans, and Sustainability Law, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He obtained his Ph.D. in international public law from Tilburg University; his master’s in environmental policy from the University of California, Berkeley; and his bachelor’s in chemistry and environmental sciences from Hampshire College.