Derik Broekhoff has over 20 years of experience in energy and climate policy. His current work focuses on the effective design and implementation of carbon markets; the framing, implementation, and regulation of “net zero” climate targets; urban climate change mitigation potential and governance; and state and local climate policy.
Prior to joining SEI, Derik was Vice President for Policy at the Climate Action Reserve in Los Angeles, where he oversaw development of the Reserve’s voluntary carbon offset program and its transition into California’s regulatory cap-and-trade program. Before that, he led work for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative at the World Resources Institute, focusing on how to quantify emission reductions from renewable energy projects.
Derik has advised numerous state, national, and international initiatives related to carbon markets, greenhouse gas accounting, and policy design, including voluntary and regulatory offset programs and programs to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+).
He has a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University.