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Ground-Breaking Expert Paul Faeth to Support Abt’s Environment Portfolio as Global Technical Director-Climate and Energy

Rockville, Md.  –  Abt Associates has hired pioneering environmental expert Paul Faeth as its new Climate and Energy Global Technical Director. Faeth is a distinguished environmental economist with 35 years of experience in climate, energy, and water. One of the earliest to focus on the economics of climate change, he led the design of the world’s first carbon offset program in 1989.

Prior to joining Abt, Faeth was the program manager for two major Cadmus Group contracts, one on climate change adaptation with USAID and one on water with EPA.  He previously held the role of Director, Energy, Water and Climate at CNA’s Institute for Public Research, where he managed a research program exploring the policy synergies between these themes.

Faeth worked for 18 years at the World Resources Institute (WRI), the world’s top-rated environmental think tank, where he led the Economics Program and ultimately served as executive vice president. His policy research at WRI included topics such as climate change, water, agriculture, and trade and, while there, he put together the world’s first carbon offset project between a coal-fired power plant in Connecticut and an agroforestry program in Guatemala.

“Paul’s ingenuity and ability to see the big picture will enable both Abt and our clients to make real progress in the efforts to combat climate change and promote clean energy,” said Abt Senior Vice President, International Development, Eric J. Reading.

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