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Ian Finlayson

State Sustainabilty Manager, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Boston, Massachusetts

Ian FINLAYSON is the senior climate policy analyst in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs in Boston, where he coordinates the greenhouse gas inventory and forecasts for the state and develops state policy on climate mitigation and related energy sectors. Mr. Finlayson manages state environmental initiatives in biofuels, wind and solar power, energy efficiency and other energy policy areas. He previously worked in Boston for the Community Builders, Inc., instituting green building best practices into neighborhood revitalization efforts. Mr. Finlayson’s other domestic work includes research on environmental policy reform in Wisconsin, research on the economics of climate change, and work for a sustainable fisheries eco-label. His international experience includes consulting in Afghanistan for Save the Children and the UN World Food Program. He holds an M.A. in city planning from the Environmental Policy Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and a B.A. in economics and philosophy from Edinburgh University in the United Kingdom.

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