Paul Bunje, PhD

Paul BunjeSenior Director, Oceans, at XPRIZE Foundation
Bunje has more than 12 years of experience in science, policy, education, and environmental leadership. Before joining the XPRIZE Foundation, he was the executive director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions and the Managing Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability. Bunje is on the Steering Committees of Climate Resolve and the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative. He was formerly a member of the City of Los Angeles’ Green Retrofit Development Advisory Council and a member of Clean Tech Los Angeles. Bunje is also a Researcher at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, where he conducts research that focuses on how complex scientific information such as climate change is communicated and how to apply technology to environmental challenges. Previously, Bunje was a Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While in Washington, DC, he designed and refined policy on climate change, oceans, water resources, and ecosystem services.