Director of Policy, Climate Action Reserve
As Director of Policy for the Climate Action Reserve, Max oversees the development of new emissions reduction project protocols, as well as the maintenance and interpretation of existing protocols. He also leads technical work on the Reserve’s climate finance ratings program, as well as various contracts and grants, and participates in several external stakeholder and advisory groups. His areas of particular focus include grassland, livestock methane, landfill gas, ozone depleting substances, and climate finance. Max has supported the growth, functioning, and integrity of the offset project protocols and registry since 2008, serving in both Policy and Business Development roles. Prior to joining the Reserve, Max has worked for Infinity Wind Power and Pacific Gas & Electric. He received a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara, where he focused on Eco-Entrepreneurship and Corporate Environmental Management. His master’s thesis regarding green modular housing received top honors at multiple business plan competitions. Max also has a B.S. in Biology from Davidson College in North Carolina.