Saleem Ali

Panel Member on Climate Change Mitigation


Saleem H. Ali is the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professorship in Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware, and is also a Senior Fellow at Columbia University's Center on Sustainable Investment. His research focuses on environmental security, climate diplomacy and industrial ecology, particularly involving extractive industries.

Professor Ali's fieldwork experience has spanned over 100 countries on six continents for which he has also been named a National Geographic Explorer and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His books include Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future, (Yale Univ. Press) and Environmental Diplomacy (with Lawrence Susskind, Oxford Univ. Press), as well as over 120 peer reviewed journal articles.

Professor Ali received his doctorate in Environmental Planning from MIT, a Master's degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University, and Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Tufts University (summa cum laude). He is a citizen of Australia, Pakistan and the United States.

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Saleem Ali