Chief, Climate Change Program Evaluation Branch, California Air Resources Board
Jason Gray is Chief of the Climate Change Program Evaluation Branch, which oversees and implements the Cap-and-Trade Program at the California Air Resources Board (CARB). He previously served as manager of the Market Monitoring Section of the Cap-and-Trade Program, and as a staff attorney with CARB, where he advised the Board and its staff on the development and implementation of air pollution control regulations, including greenhouse gas reporting and verification regulations, compliance offset protocols, and the offsets provisions of the Cap-and-Trade Program. His current duties include supervising the implementation of the Cap-and-Trade Program, including linkage efforts with Québec and Ontario. Jason also represents the Board in the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force.
Before entering the legal profession, Jason worked on environmental education, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development projects with the U.S. Peace Corps and WWF in the Central African country of Gabon. These experiences are recounted in the book Glimpses through the Forest: Memories of Gabon. Jason received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and French from Gonzaga University, and a J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School.