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Paul Bunje

Paul Bunje​​​​Paul Bunje is the Chief Scientist at the XPRIZE Foundation, where he brings his unique ability to bridge the gap between science and society to the grand challenges facing our world. Dr. Bunje leads the impact strategy across grand challenge domains at XPRIZE, combining expertise in incentive prizes, crowdsourcing, technology, and innovation with challenges that span civil society, environment, energy, health, and exploration. In particular, Dr. Bunje is a global thought leader in bringing innovation to solve environmental grand challenges. Paul is also the co-founder of Conservation X Labs, an organization that brings innovation to global conservation threats. Paul was the founding Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Climate Change Solutions, the Managing Director of the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, and served on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Oceans.​