Dr. Michael Gillenwater

December 2020

Michael is a leading expert on climate change and renewable energy, with a specific focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) issues. He has dedicated his career to the development of the policies and infrastructure needed to produce highly credible environmental information that can serve as the basis of market and other compliance mechanisms. He is a lead author of four Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports over 20 years and has participated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process as a negotiator and then expert for over two decades.

He is the founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Carbon Management, published by Taylor & Francis. Michael earned his doctorate from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He has a master’s from the University of Sussex, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has two additional master’s degrees from MIT in environmental engineering, as well as a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

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