Eron Bloomgarden, President, Environmental Markets (EEM) – Eron is President of Equator Environmental Markets with responsibility for carbon and environmental assets throughout the organization. A pioneer in the development of carbon markets, Eron has advised governments, multilateral institutions, and international corporations on many aspects of the emerging market. Eron 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 joining Equator, Eron was US Country Director at EcoSecurities, where he spearheaded the firm’s entry into the North American carbon market and managed all aspects of the firm's United States operations including origination, strategic planning, project development, and policy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Markets Association (EMA) and previously served as a Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Eron holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, and completed the PLD at Harvard Business School.