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Ken Markowitz

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Kenneth Markowitz is the president and founder of Earthpace LLC, providing environmental, energy and regulatory policy, communications and management strategies. He advises leading public- and private-sector clients on the risks and opportunities associated with energy and climate regulation, policy and economic stimulus. Mr. Markowitz provides counsel on issues associated with clean technologies, emissions trading, greenhouse gas offsets, renewable fuels and energy efficiency.

As the Senior Climate Change Consultant for Akin Gump, Mr. Markowitz assists clients with policy development and advocacy before the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, other executive branch agencies and Congress.

Mr. Markowitz plays a central role in the management and evolution of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, a network of government regulators and members of the international regulated community, where he leads initiatives to strengthen compliance, improve investor confidence and ensure environmental integrity in emissions trading systems.

Under the direction of the Dutch, U.S., Japanese and British governments, Mr. Markowitz headed an initiative to strengthen compliance, improve investor confidence and ensure environmental integrity in carbon markets, bringing together regulators, businessmen and civil society around the world. The project helped to develop best practices to ensure market integrity throughout emissions trading systems, including the development of monitoring, reporting and verification procedures to make certain the quality of carbon offsets.

Mr. Markowitz has advised governments around the world, as well as major international organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme, to strengthen rule of law and build stronger environmental governance systems through performance measurement, adaptive management and public-private partnerships. Mr. Markowitz has designed applications for the use of satellite remote sensing data in compliance monitoring, emergency response, environmental impact assessment, water resources and other regulatory contexts. Mr. Markowitz has also actively participated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations on issues including the Clean Development Mechanism and technology transfer.

Mr. Markowitz has also worked on a broad range of environmental issues, counseling clients on international environmental agreements such as the Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Basel Convention, CITES and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Mr. Markowitz previously served as a senior attorney at U.S. EPA, and in private practice as an environmental lawyer. Mr. Markowitz earned his B.B.A. in finance from Emory University in 1985 and his J.D. in 1989 from American University’s Washington College of Law.

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Marcy Markowitz

MarcyMarcy Markowitz is Earthpace's Chief Executive Officer. She has more than fifteen years experience as a software developer and marketing director. Her current responsibilities include branding and product positioning, conference and event planning, and Web design.

With Institutional Shareholder Services (now Thomson Financial) in Rockville, MD, Marcy worked as Director of Marketing and Webmaster. At Global Advanced Technology (now BARRA), Marcy formulated marketing strategies for fixed income software and related consulting services. She managed partners, cultivated strategic alliances, and conducted market research. Marcy has extensive experience with planning events and conferences. She has also worked as a programmer in foreign exchange trading and with artificial intelligence.

Marcy holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Moore School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.

 
 
Meredith Reeves Koparova

mrk_colorMeredith Reeves Koparova is the director of international policy programs at Earthpace. In this position, Meredith acts as a primary consultant responsible for the day-to-day project management of the Secretariat of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE). Meredith's work areas include communicating the importance of compliance with new and existing environmental law with climate co-benefits, designing performance measurement indicators to improve the efficiency of environmental compliance programs, and strengthening governance of fresh water resources. She has published articles in a number of INECE materials, and in Water International.

Meredith has developed content for, designed, and maintained Web sites and Web-based materials for clients including the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the World Bank Institute. She has consulted with organizations on the design and development of promotional materials and has advised clients on using digital media tools to effectively communicate information to target audiences.

Meredith is a founder and former Co-chair of the Washington DC Committee of Water For People and serves on the Board of Directors of Write to Change, a community literacy non-profit. She holds a MS in Agricultural Policy from Tufts University and a BA in environmental studies and biology from Middlebury College.

 
 
Gunnar Baldwin

gbaldwin2Gunnar Baldwin is the newest member of Earthpace. Having a life-long interest in ecosystems and the environment, Gunnar has focused his recent transition to a legal career on issues relating to environmental compliance and enforcement, sustainable development, renewable energy, carbon markets, and climate change.

In his recent work, Gunnar has helped facilitate collaboration between environmental compliance and enforcement networks, performed analysis and written news commentary on carbon market regulation, and participated in developing proposals for new INECE initiatives. In his prior career as a marketing manager, Gunnar helped forge alliances with new business partners, planned and managed e-commerce web sites, drafted marketing copy, and managed compliance issues.

Gunnar is admitted to practice law in New York and holds a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, an M.B.A. from Plymouth State University, and a B.A. from Yale.