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Eron Bloomgarden

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Eron Bloomgarden

Founder and CEO, Emergent
Eron Bloomgarden

Eron Bloomgarden is the Founder and CEO of Emergent, a non-profit organization dedicated to reversing global deforestation. Emergent launched the LEAF Coalition at COP26, which mobilized US$1 billion in commitments from corporations and donor governments to pay countries committed to increasing ambition to protect their forests. Eron has been a pioneer in the development of carbon markets, as the creator of the largest carbon fund in the world, an exchange-listed fund (ETF) on the New York Stock Exchange. He has also advised governments, multilateral institutions, and international corporations on many aspects of the carbon and environmental markets. With extensive experience in the areas of climate finance and carbon markets, Eron has worked on several carbon market milestones, including the first Kyoto (CDM) project in the world to receive issuance of carbon credits. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he was part of the inaugural faculty of the MSc in Sustainability Management at the Earth Institute.