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 the Chief Technology Officer 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