Eron Bloomgarden is Founder and Executive Director of Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the speed and scale of forest conservation to combat the climate crisis.
A pioneer in the development of carbon markets, Eron has advised governments, multilateral institutions, and international corporations on many aspects of the carbon and environmental markets. He has extensive experience in the areas of carbon finance and emissions reduction project development and has worked on several carbon market “firsts” including the first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in the world to receive carbon credits and the first unilateral CDM project.
Prior to founding Emergent, Bloomgarden was Partner at Climate Finance Partners, providing market intelligence and advice to investors on Climate Finance products. He was also the Portfolio Manager of the EKO Green Carbon Fund at Encourage Capital, President of Environmental Markets at Equator LLC, and U.S. Country Director at EcoSecurities, the world’s largest carbon credit company listed on the London Stock Exchange and acquired by JP Morgan.
He has also served as a professor of sustainable finance at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. He has served on the board of directors of the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) and as a liaison delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).