David Gardiner

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David Gardiner, a member of the Board of Directors at Environment 2004, is "currently President of his own environmental consulting firm, David Gardiner & Associates. The firm provides strategic assistance to for-profit and non-profit clients. It specializes in strategies that integrate environmental and economic concerns to address global warming, clean air, and clean energy. [1]

"Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Gardiner was Executive Director of the White House Climate Change Task Force, the group established by President Bill Clinton to coordinate the U.S. government's domestic and international policies on climate change. In that capacity he led the development of the Administration's climate change budget and tax credit proposals, and provided strategic advice on the international climate change negotiations. [2]

"Before coming to the White House, Mr. Gardiner served for six years as Assistant Administrator for Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency. As Assistant Administrator, he led EPA's climate change efforts, as well as programs to reinvent EPA's approaches to key sectors, such as transportation, agriculture, metal finishing, and real estate development. He directed EPA's planning, environmental economics, sustainable development and information policy efforts, as well as a major regulatory reinvention effort, Project XL. [3]

"Prior to joining EPA, he was the Sierra Club's Legislative Director in Washington, DC, overseeing their efforts on clean air, climate change, land protection, and international issues. Mr. Gardiner has a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Harvard College." [4]