Dr. Steven Davis

Member - SBTi Technical Council

Steven J. Davis is a highly-cited researcher and expert in earth system science, emissions and energy scenarios, climate impacts and solutions, and corporate climate strategy. He is currently Professor of Earth System Science at UC Irvine and Head of Climate Science at Watershed. Steve's research focuses on quantifying how different human activities are affecting climate and air quality, how those environmental changes in turn jeopardize human wellbeing, and the relative priority of solutions.

He and his group have published seminal papers assessing carbon emissions and air pollution impacts embodied in international trade, committed emissions related to existing energy infrastructure, the economic and biophysical limits of various carbon removal approaches, global and regional drivers of land-use emissions, and opportunities and challenges for net-zero emissions energy systems.