As a co-founder and Senior Vice President for Science and Policy, Jeff Cohen is responsible for acceptance of ODS destruction as a greenhouse gas reduction in newly emerging GHG compliance programs. Jeff originated the comprehensive ISO 14064-2 protocol for ODS destruction ultimately adopted by the Climate Action Reserve. Jeff is also focused on expanding international efforts to address ODS banks through public-private partnerships and reliance on market-based incentives.
He brings to EOS over 30 years of national and international experience developing and implementing policies designed to protect the environment. From 1997 to 2007, Jeff was Senior Manager for US EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs, where he was responsible for Agency initiatives addressing both ozone protection and climate change. He helped manage US implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and launched several government/private partnerships across industry sectors to reduce GHG emissions, including the award-winning GreenChill Partnership and Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Partnership.
His broad expertise also includes clean tech business development, environmental finance, air quality/pollution control, energy, and drinking water protection/treatment.
Jeff figured among the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize honorees for his contribution to the IPCC Special Working Group on Ozone Protection and Greenhouse Gases. Other recognition includes extensive press exposure in Science, Carbon Finance, Point Carbon, and V-Carbon News, as well as inclusion in the Montreal Protocol’s “Who’s Who”, a tribute to individuals around the world whose dedication and commitment played a significant role in realizing the global effort to protect the ozone layer.
He holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio School of Management in San Francisco, California, an MS in Public Health from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a BS in Biology from the State University of New York, Albany.