Kenneth Markowitz is the president and founder of Earthpace LLC, providing environmental, energy and regulatory policy, communications and management strategies. He advises leading public- and private-sector clients on the risks and opportunities associated with energy and climate regulation, policy and economic stimulus. Mr. Markowitz provides counsel on issues associated with clean technologies, emissions trading, greenhouse gas offsets, renewable fuels and energy efficiency.
As the Senior Climate Change Consultant for Akin Gump, Mr. Markowitz assists clients with policy development and advocacy before the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, other executive branch agencies and Congress.
Mr. Markowitz plays a central role in the management and evolution of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, a network of government regulators and members of the international regulated community, where he leads initiatives to strengthen compliance, improve investor confidence and ensure environmental integrity in emissions trading systems.
Mr. Markowitz has advised governments around the world, as well as major international organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme, to strengthen rule of law and build stronger environmental governance systems through performance measurement, adaptive management and public-private partnerships. Mr. Markowitz has designed applications for the use of satellite remote sensing data in compliance monitoring, emergency response, environmental impact assessment, water resources and other regulatory contexts. Mr. Markowitz has also actively participated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations on issues including the Clean Development Mechanism and technology transfer.
Mr. Markowitz previously served as a senior attorney at U.S. EPA, and in private practice as an environmental lawyer. Mr. Markowitz earned his B.B.A. in finance from Emory University in 1985 and his J.D. in 1989 from American University’s Washington College of Law.