Clayton Munnings is a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. Clayton is also a Carbon Neutrality Fellow at the UC President’s Office, West Coast Representative of the International Emissions Trading Association, Board Member at Earthshot Now, and Strategic Advisor to Quotient, a startup focused on measuring methane emissions. Clayton operates a consulting firm that provides advisory services to clients focused on abating carbon emission through investments, policies, and technologies.
Previously, Clayton served as an economist at the California Air Resources Board, where he conducted cost-benefit analyses and advised on the regulatory design of numerous climate, energy, and transportation regulations. Before that, Clayton spent five years at Resources for the Future conducting ex-ante design evaluations and ex-post performance assessments of carbon pricing, carbon offset, and natural gas policies. Clayton graduated cum laude from Cornell University in 2011 with a B.S. in environmental economics and a distinction in applied economics research.
Clayton’s current research is focused on environmental justice in climate policymaking, the environmental quality of carbon offsets, and the economic design and political economy of climate policies, including international carbon clubs and domestic clean energy standards.