Trusting Great Bear
Greater Washington, USA
“Through knowledge, power and persistence I foster coalitions for the global good.”
Ned played an instrumental role in the development and passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments in 1990, which established the first U.S. national emissions trading program. He was a driving force behind the Decin Project in the Czech Republic, the first project which used carbon credits to finance the switch of a coal-fired heating plant to natural gas. He led stakeholder discussions that produced the design of the Clean Development Mechanism, and the expert team that developed the original design of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme. Through his work in China, Mexico and many other countries, Ned pioneered the concept of focusing developing country actions and international finance in key industrial sectors, a concept central to the UN’s 2010 Cancun agreements.