Travis Franck helps decision makers tackle complex issues including sustainable food systems, community resiliency, climate mitigation, and energy system transformation. Currently he is leading Climate Interactive’s efforts to apply interactive decision support tools to understand how climate change impacts agriculture and people’s livelihoods.
Travis is a Program Director for Climate Interactive. He builds
international partnerships that include stakeholders from the UN,
international NGOs, academics, business, and non-profits. His research
interests include the dynamics of climate policy and the implications of
delaying action, important environmental and economic feedbacks in
climate adaptation, building more climate-robust communities, and
uncertainty analysis of carbon permit pricing. He has published on the
impact of hurricanes and sea-level rise on coastal communities
development (climate adaptation), the economics of climate
stabilization, and the long-term prospects of international climate
cooperation. Previously, Travis has worked at the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He has presented
in many different forums, including World Bank, UNDP, business
roundtables and numerous conferences.
Travis has a Ph.D. in engineering systems from MIT, a S.M. in
technology policy and Civil Engineering from MIT, and a B.S. in computer
science and environmental science from Iowa State University.
Dr. Franck holds positions at MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and
Policy of Global Change and MIT Sloan School of Management (Research