Stephen Oliver Andersen is the American Director of Research at the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Develop-
ment (IGSD). Before joining IGSD, he was a Founding Co-Chair and Senior Exper t Member of the Montreal Protocol’s
Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, Director of Strategic Climate Projects at EPA, Deputy Director of the
Stratospheric Protection Division and Liaison to DOD on Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Protection. Andersen is one
of the founders and leading gures in the success of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Stratospheric
Ozone Layer and author of the UN History of the Montreal Protocol (with K. Madhava Sarma). He received his Ph.D.
from University of California, Berkeley.
Nathan (BP) Borgford-Pa rnell is the Science Aairs Advisor and Regional Assessment Coordinator for the Climate &
Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants and previously Sta Attorney at the Institute for Gover-
nance & Sustainable Development (IGSD). He was rst introduced to the Montreal Protocol as a law student in 2007,
when he joined the IGSD team for the nal push on the accelerated phase-out of HCFCs and continued on that path
through the passage of the historic Kigali A mendment to phase down HCFCs in October 2016. Borgford-Parnell has
authored numerous articles on HCFCs and short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including Primer on SLCPs: Slowing
the Rate of Global Warming Over the Near Term by Cutting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants to Complement Carbon Dioxide
Reductions for the Long Term (with Durwood Zaelke) and Stratosphe ric Ozone, Global Warming, and the Principle of Unin-
tended Consequences —An Ongoing Science and Policy Success Story (with Stephen O. Andersen and Marcel L. Ha lberstadt).
He holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.
C. Baird Brown is Principal at eco(n)law LLC, where he works with energy customers and communities, and their
technology and nance partners to deploy a new generation of energy and sustainability infrastructure. He has helped
develop pooled procurement and na ncing techniques for building energ y-ecienc y improvements and renewa ble energy
for clients such as the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, and has structured public-private partnerships for a broad
array of infrastr ucture projects. Brown develops regulatory strategies, tax struc tures, and project documentation for inno-
vative projects, and counsels clients in connection with ta xable and tax-exempt, rated and unrated, a nd registered and
unregistered nancings and credit arrangements. He helped form and serves as Co-Counsel to the Microgrid Resources
Coalition. Baird has played key roles in orga nizations that advance energy and susta inability goals. He served as a co-cha ir
of energy related committees of the America n Bar Association (ABA) and the International Bar Association, and he was
a principal author of the form Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Agreement for the American Council on Renewable
Energy, the Energy Markets Association, and ABA. He represents the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environ-
ment, and serves on the boards of nonprot organizations that work for community revita lization and energy justice.
Keturah A . Brown is an Associate at Van Ness Feldman LLP in Washington, D.C. She assists clients in a variety of fed-
eral regulatory matters, including compliance with energy and environmental laws. Her focus includes motor vehicle air
emissions compliance, specically state and federal greenhouse ga s emissions standards and California zero-emission and
low-emission programs, and pipeline certication at the federal and state levels. Prior to law school, Brown was a Florida
Gubernatorial Fellow and spent her fellowship at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commi ssion (FWC). While
at FWC, she drafted the commission’s position on the ESA. She holds a J.D. from George Washington University School
of Law, an M.P.A. from Florida State University with a certicate in Emergency Management, and a B.S., magna cum
laude, from Florida State University.
Michael Burger is t he Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and a Re search Scholar and
Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School. He is a widely published scholar, a frequent speaker at conferences and sympo-
siums, and a regular source for media outlets. From 2010-2015, he was an Associate Professor at Roger Williams School
of Law, where he taught courses in environmental law, administrative law, and law & literature, and founded and directed