California’s carbon market design and inclusion of its Cap-and-Trade Program within its broader suite of measures helped the state reduce emissions drastically, and set the stage for its mid- and long-term goals. The program, according to Jason Gray, may serve as a model for jurisdictions contemplating their own emissions trading systems
Jason serves as Project Director of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) at the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law.
He previously served as chief of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), where he oversaw a staff of more than 30 experts and managers tasked with designing and implementing California’s carbon market.
He represented CARB within the GCF Task Force for nearly a decade, and served as market monitoring manager and as an attorney at CARB.
Jason also worked with the US Peace Corps and WWF in Gabon.
He received a BA in Biology and French from Gonzaga University and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School.