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Paul C. Stern
President and Senior Scholar


Paul C. Stern is a principal staff officer at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences and director of its standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. His research interests include the determinants of environmentally significant behavior, particularly at the individual level; participatory processes for informing environmental decision making; processes for informing environmental decisions; and the governance of environmental resources and risks. He is a long-time contributor to behavioral science research on energy consumption and recently served on the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Interface between Psychology and Global Climate Change.