Senior Policy Advisor
Governor Jay Inslee of Washington
Reed Schuler is a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State, where he focuses on climate change issues.
Previously, Reed served at the U.S. Department of State as a U.S. negotiator for the Paris Agreement on climate change and then on Secretary of State John Kerry’s Policy Planning Staff, the Secretary’s independent policy and strategy office. As a Paris Agreement negotiator, he managed the U.S. diplomatic effort to galvanize all countries in the world to submit ambitious climate action targets, and led the U.S. technical group to analyze these targets. He also served on the small team that negotiated the groundbreaking 2014 U.S.-China presidential announcement of the U.S. and Chinese climate targets. On the Policy Planning Staff, Reed managed the climate change, energy, environment, science and technology, health, and foreign assistance portfolios, and chaired the State Department’s task force on climate security and resilience. In this capacity, he helped lead the effort to bring the Paris Agreement into force.
Reed has conducted research in urban development, transportation, and sustainability as a Fulbright Fellow in Shanghai, China, led an energy efficiency and renewable energy strategy initiative with Mass Audubon and the social impact consulting group New Sector Alliance, and started and managed an innovative, cross-sector community engagement and energy efficiency program for the Baltimore Office of Sustainability and the Baltimore Community Foundation.
He is a recipient of the Switzer Fellowship for environmental leadership and a graduate of Pomona College and Yale Law School.