Seth Schultz is the founder of Urban Breakthroughs and is currently serving as the Special Adviser on Science & Innovation to the Global Covenant of Mayors where he is spearheading the development of a global research agenda for cities on science and innovation. He is also a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2018 Special Report on 1.5 Degrees (SR 1.5).
Seth is a Senior Advisor to the Coalition and played a critical role in its formation. He is the former Director of Science & Innovation at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where he was instrumental in leading the organisation through a period of rapid growth and impact and co-led the 2018 IPCC special conference on cities.
Previously, Seth worked closely with cities on climate and sustainable development issues at the Clinton Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council and has a further 10 years of experience in the private sector managing contracts and clients at the city, state, regional and federal level. He is a sought-after speaker on topics including urban innovation, big data and co-generation of knowledge. He holds a Bachelors in Environmental Science from Binghamton University, USA.