Dan Williams JD '10

​​Environmental Protection Specialist
​Federal Aviation Administration

Climate Changer

An inbound jet airliner descends to the tarmac of Washington’s Reagan National Airport, contributing to the aviation industry’s estimated 2 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. As the FAA’s lead advisor on the development of a market-based measure to reduce emissions from international aviation, Dan Williams works with U.S. experts to design recommendations related to aircraft technology, operational improvements, and alternative fuels—which he then communicates and negotiates with industry players, NGOs, and governments around the world. The target: create a blueprint for carbon-neutral growth starting in 2020.

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