Barbara Haya
Research Fellow
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Barbara Haya’s work combines research and policy outreach with a focus on the effectiveness of carbon offset programs. At CIEE, Barbara is helping the University of California system (UC) develop its strategy for procuring carbon offsets for use towards meeting the system’s 2025 Carbon Neutrality Initiative goal. This project focuses on designing an offset program that identifies high quality offsets that directly contribute to UC’s mission of research, education, and public service. She also leads the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project at UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Public Policy. The Berkeley Carbon Trading Project examines the outcomes of California’s carbon offset program, performs analysis on proposed expansions or modifications to the program, and performs outreach to other jurisdictions considering implementing offset programs based on the California model.

Barbara holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, where she studied the outcomes of the Kyoto Protocol’s offset program, the Clean Development Mechanism, and worked closely with NGOs at the international climate change negotiations in support of offset program reform. Prior to joining CIEE, she worked with the Union of Concerned Scientists and then Stanford Law School contributing analysis on the design and implementation of California’s global warming law, with a focus on its carbon offset program.

Links & References
UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative
Barbara's work at CEPP
Barbara's CV