Solutions Series
Jon Isham
The Challenge of 'Getting to 350': On Accelerating Large Scale Clean-Energy and Carbon-Sequestration Solutions from 2010 to 2020
University of Vermont
January 26, 2010

Jonathan Isham Jr. is an Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, where he has worked since 1999. His research encompasses a broad range of questions about institutional determinants of well-being and sustainability. He is currently the Guest Editor of the forthcoming special edition of Solutions, ‘Getting to 350.’ With Middlebury students, he co-organized “What Works? New Strategies for a Melting Planet,” a January 2005 conference which helped to launch the climate movement. He is the co-editor of Ignition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement (Island Press, 2007) and the co-founder of Brighter Planet (, a climate-services company based in Middlebury VT. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brighter Planet, Climate Counts, and St. George's School; the Advisory Board of Focus the Nation, Kids vs. Global Warming, and the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions; and is a volunteer for Vice President Gore’s Climate Project. He has an AB in Anthropology from Harvard College, an MA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland. He and his wife Tracy Himmel Isham and their three daughters live in Cornwall VT.

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