Alison Delgado

Scenarios & Interpretive Science Working Group Coordinator

National Coordination Office (NCO)

Contact person by email

Alison Delgado is a Research Scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the University of Maryland at College Park. She is currently assigned to USGCRP for U.S. DOE where she is serving as Sector Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment. In that capacity, she is coordinating with government agencies, scientists, NGOs, academia and industry to develop the Third National Climate Assessment, particularly to assess impacts of climate change on sectors that include energy, agriculture and rural communities, forests, transportation and public health. She also supports the working group on Scenarios and Interpretive Science.

Prior to being detailed from PNNL, Alison spent four years serving U.S. DOE, U.S. EPA and other federal agencies on several greenhouse gas mitigation and climate adaptation projects. Major areas of work included developing regional assessments of climate change impacts and adaptive capacity; assisting U.S. DOE to develop a draft strategic plan to help broaden international collaboration on building technologies; and providing support to other countries for implementation of energy efficiency programs in the buildings sector (particularly building energy codes) and of best practices for methane mitigation in oil, natural gas and coal sectors.

Alison holds a degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is completing her M.A. in Global Environmental Policy at American University.