Over the next decade, California may play a unique role in helping to advance state-level REDD+ initiatives. In forums such as the Governor's Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF) and REDD Offsets Working Group (ROW), policymakers in California and around the world are grappling with a wide range of critical issues, including finance, safeguards, reference levels, monitoring, reporting and verification. Panelists in this session will discuss ongoing efforts to build sub-national REDD+ policies and programs linked to California and beyond.
William Boyd joined the University of Colorado Law School faculty in 2008, where he teaches energy law & regulation, climate change law & policy, and environmental law. Professor Boyd received his Ph.D. from the Energy & Resources Group at UC-Berkeley and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. After law school, Professor Boyd clerked for Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the United State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; served as American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow and Counsel on the Democratic minority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works; and practiced energy, environmental and climate change law with the firm of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington DC. He continues to be actively involved in legislative and regulatory debates on energy and climate change at state, national, and international levels, and is currently senior advisor and project lead for the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF), www.gcftaskforce.org.