Bryan Garcia

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Bryan Garcia, Program Director, Center for Business and the Environment at Yale.

"Mr. Garcia is the Program Director of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale. He previously served as Director of Energy Market Initiatives at the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, during which he invested resources that made Connecticut a national leader in voluntary clean energy markets. He created the EPA and DOE award-winning Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Program, which was funded in large part by a REC trading program he devised. Mr. Garcia served as the Climate Change Coordinator for the Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change where he facilitated interagency and cross-sector collaboration to develop the state's climate change action plan. This plan was the first-of-its-kind in the nation that emphasized the importance of economic development and climate protection. This plan received international recognition and won an EPA Climate Protection Award.

"Mr. Garcia has recently co-founded a company called Earth Markets that uses environmental markets and community-based strategies to accelerate the diffusion of clean and efficient energy technologies. He is the Chief Community Officer of Earth Markets. Mr. Garcia is the former Chairman and Co-Founder of the Connecticut Green Building Council and a Co-Founder of SmartPower. He has served on the advisory committees of the Clean Energy States Alliance and The Climate Group.

"Mr. Garcia is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer where he specialized in NGO capacity building and environmental education in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He holds a B.S. degree in political economy of natural resources from UC Berkeley, an M.P.A. in public-non-profit management and an M.B.A. in finance from NYU, and a Master in Environmental Management degree from Yale University.

"Bryan is co-editor of Carbon Finance: Environmental Market Solutions to Climate Change, and Carbon Finance II: Investing in Forests for Climate Protection, publications that present the opinions and trend-setting experiences of leading practitioners in finance, the global carbon markets, and the business of climate change. " [1]

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  1. Bryan Garcia, Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, accessed June 16, 2010.