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.
Reed 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.