Dr. Raskin is the President and founder of the Tellus Institute, and founder of the Global Scenario Group and Great Transition Initiative. The overarching theme of his work has been developing visions, strategies, policies and values for a transition to a sustainable and just future.
Dr. Raskin’s work has ranged across themes (energy, water, climate change, ecosystems, development) and spatial scales (regional, national, river basin, global). He has conducted hundreds of research projects and published widely on these themes. He has been a lead author for the National Academy of Science’s Board on Sustainability, the International Panel on Climate Change, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and the Earth Charter, UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook and numerous other international efforts. Dr. Raskin received a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University in 1970.