CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF DELIVERABLES

For a private sector manufacturer, investigated feasibility of an exemption process under the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty.  Authored a discussion draft submitted to the Ozone Secretariat; presented findings to key country delegations, in testimony and at public events (2006-07)

 

Piloted a consortium of 14 medical professional and patient membership organizations to achieve transition to ozone-safe medical devices.  Drove formulation of consensus positions and advocated them before UN bodies, U.S. Congress and federal agencies. Delivered testimony, briefed senior level government decisionmakers; produced multimedia and message events (1999-2007)

 

For London-based NGO Global Witness, assessed inaugural phase of an international accord to prevent illicit trade of rough diamonds.  Developed review criteria, interviewed key stakeholders, and presented options for improving operations and outcomes. Member states subsequently adopted key recommendations on monitoring and transparency (2006)

 

For U.S. EPA Energy Star, partnered with Council of Great City Schools to deliver ENERGY STAR tools to U.S. school districts to benchmark and improve building energy performance and purchase energy efficient goods and sevices (2001-04)

 

For American Bar Association Fall Section Meeting, organized and moderated panel discussion “Managing Climate Change Regulatory Risks: Are Your Clients Ready?” (2003)

 

For U.S. EPA Energy Star, partnered with the Association of School Business Officials to design and deliver internet training courses on financing and implementing energy efficiency upgrades (2000-03)

 

As invited panelist at informational session for United Nations Environment Programme climate negotiators, presented “Linkages Between the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols” offering criteria for a proposed exemption process (2002)

 

For American Bar Association, convened experts to consider legal rules for emissions trading under the Kyoto Protocol. Developed proposal and secured grant funding; interviewed facilitators, identified participants and shaped agenda for two-day “Facilitated Dialogue on Emissions Trading.”  Synthesized findings and authored report submitted to the UN Secretariat (Washington DC, 2001)

 

For U.S. EPA Office of Air and Radiation, managed rollout of CLIMATE LEADERS, a private sector voluntary program to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Guided design and development of partnership brand; produced media packet; organized White House announcement event (2000-01)

 

For U.S. EPA Office of the Administrator, devised typology for characterizing and comparing 150 voluntary programs administered by EPA Headquarters and regional offices; led project team in conducting personnel interviews and crafting program profiles; authored report and presented findings to White House Office of Reinvention-led Executive Branch interagency task force (1999)

 

For The Energy and Joyce-Mertz Gilmore Foundations, designed workshop to educate and mobilize nongovernmental health experts on linkages between climate change and public health.  Liaised with UN Framework Convention Secretariat to arrange logistics; recruited European participants (1999)

For World Health Organization, advised a series of treaty drafting workshops on the applicability of international environmental agreements to emerging public health concerns; informed WHO thinking on a consolidated approach to AIDS, TB and malaria (1998-99)

 

For U.S. EPA Office of Water, oversaw three-day meeting for 500+ attendees.  Formed and counseled Steering Committee; directed solicitation and review of 400+ scientific abstracts; devised unified communications strategy for 100 presenters; launched poster session for original research; managed staff and $250,000 budget. (Philadelphia, 1998)

 

Advised U.S. EPA Climate Change Division on inter-agency task force supporting international climate negotiations (1990-96)

 

For Global Environment Facility Science and Technical Advisory Panel, evaluated scientific and technical capacity of developing countries to conduct climate change research and implement greenhouse gas mitigation technologies; report informed STAP Strategic Plan (1996)

 

For World Resources Institute, chronicled the search for alternatives to CFC applications in the U.S. military and in the electronics sector; accounts appeared as book chapters in Ozone Protection in the U.S.: Elements of Success (1996)

 

For U.S. EPA and U.S. Departments of State and Energy, codeveloped workshop for federal decisionmakers exploring the relationship between rate of technology innovation and the timing of policy responses. Synthesized literature; advised invitee list and agenda; authored op-ed (1995)

 

For ICF, Inc., documented the phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals in the electronics industry (1995)

 

For U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, chronicled the commercialization of alternatives in solvent applications (May 1995)

 

For World Bank Environment Department, developed scenario and authored film script for World Bank Film Library dialogue among leading international authorities about the threat of climate change and implementing legal agreements to address greenhouse gas emissions.  Prepared 12 participants, including an Executive Director of the Bank, Director of the UN Environment Programme, and the Indonesian Minister of Environment (World Bank, 1995)

 

For International Institute for Sustainable Development, detailed a nonregulatory approach to groundwater protection; appears as a chapter in a casebook of innovative economic tools for environmental improvement (1995)

 

For Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium and California Energy Commission, drafted and promoted model legislation designed to familiarize state and local officials with environmental impacts and economic benefits of geothermal technology (1995)

 

For Global Environment Facility, organized consultations with North American NGOs to develop an operational strategy for the climate change focal area (1994-95)

 

Invited collaborator with Dutch Institute for Environmental Studies and Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on study analyzing US and Dutch climate research programs; offered recommendations for matching national research agendas with informational needs of policymakers (1994)

For The Energy Foundation, cowrote business plan for proposed renewable energy policy center; report underpinned establishment of REPP, the Renewable Energy Policy Project, supported by private foundations and U.S. Department of Energy (1994)

 

For U.S. EPA, UN Environment Programme and Dutch Institute for Environmental Studies produced two-day workshop for African decisionmakers to explore the joint implementation concept introduced in the Framework Convention on Climate. Commissioned discussion papers and edited workshop report. Managed logistics, communications with attendees and presenters, and oversaw budget (Nairobi, December 1994)

 

For U.S. EPA Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation suggested and compared options for joint implementation scheme; paper was submitted by EPA OPPE to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat  (April 1994)

 

For United Nations Ozone Secretariat Multilateral Fund, investigated extent and effect of legal measures in developing countries to achieve the phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals (1994)

 

For NATO, U.S. Department of Defense and Electronic Industries Association, produced conference sessions on ozone-depleting chemicals in aerospace applications; advised agenda, participants and logistics; edited session reports (Brussels, 1994)

 

As member of a World Bank Office of Evaluation independent evaluation team, assessed 17 World Bank investment projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; investigated selection process, performance and sustainability; chronicled application of incremental cost concept throughout project evolution (1993-94)

 

For U.S. EPA Climate Change Division, conceived computerized database project to collect and communicate state and municipal policies and regulations affecting greenhouse gas emissions. Authored model ordinance, companion report and articles; in collaboration with U.S. EPA Office of State Outreach and National Conference of State Legislators, conducted outreach at events and in briefings (1990-93)

 

For a Maryland State Senator, drafted and promote an initiative to reflect fuel efficiency in auto excise taxes; testified on measure before Maryland General Assembly (1993)

 

For U.S. EPA Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, coordinated project to communicate the risks of climate change impacts on national parks (1992)

 

For U.S. EPA Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, directed project to herald successes of ozone protection to mainstream audiences. Identified and interviewed journalists; advised content; articles appeared in Reader’s Digest, airline magazines, and PARADE weekly newspaper insert (1991)

 

In collaboration with Harvard University Energy and Environmental Policy Center, Princeton University Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, and National Institute for Emerging Technologies produced a multi-day international conference "New Technologies, Business Opportunities and Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Greenhouse Gas Emissions" (1990)

 

For University of Maryland School of Law, produced day-long symposium "Responding to Global Climate Change" (1989)