Elizabeth Muller

Elizabeth Muller is the co-founder and Executive Director of Berkeley Earth, CEO of Muller & Associates LLC, and the Managing Director of the China Shale Fund. Previously, she was Director at Gov3 (now CS Transform) and Executive Director of the Gov3 Foundation. From 2000 to 2005 she was a policy advisor at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  She has guided the strategic development of Berkeley Earth from global warming data analysis, to climate communications, to global warming mitigation, and now, PM2.5 and air pollution — where Berkeley Earth plans to publish exciting new results by the end of 2014.  She is co-author of the seminal paper “Why Every Serious Environmentalist Should Favour Fracking”, and the sole author of major Op Eds, including “China Must Exploit its Shale Gas” in the New York Times (April 12, 2013). She has managed the Berkeley Earth media strategy, authored scientific and policy papers, as well as Op Eds in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and made numerous TV and radio appearances.  Elizabeth Muller has advised governments in over 30 countries, in both the developed and developing world. She has extensive experience with stakeholder engagement and communications, especially with regard to technical issues. She developed numerous techniques for bringing government and private actors together to build consensus and implement action plans, and has a proven ability to deliver sustainable change. She has also designed and implemented projects for public sector clients, helping them to build new policies and strategies for government reform and modernization, collaboration across government ministries and agencies, and strategies for the information society.