Michael Gillenwater

Co-founder, Executive Director

Greenhouse Gas Management Institute


Dr. Michael Gillenwater is a co-founder, Executive Director, and Dean of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, a NGO with the unique mission to train and professionalize a global community of experts for measuring, auditing and managing GHG emissions. He is internationally recognized expert and instructor on GHG measurement, reporting, verification (MRV), carbon management, and environmental accounting.

• A four time IPCC lead author and contributor to its 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
• Developed the original program for UNFCCC Expert Review Team training and testing
• At the USEPA, established the U.S. GHG emissions inventory program and served on the U.S. negotiating team to UNFCCC

He also co-founded and serves as a co-Editor in Chief for the peer reviewed journal Carbon Management. Dr. Gillenwater is a Fulbright Scholar who completed his graduate work at MIT and Princeton University where his PhD advanced our understanding of additionality and design of environmental commodities.