Robert Parkhurst has more than 25 years of experience designing and implementing environmental markets. His work on carbon markets started more than 15 years when he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve on the Board of Directors of the California Climate Action Registry. In that capacity, he approved the first version of the Forest Project Protocol. Since then, Mr. Parkhurst has been involved in the development of more than 10 offset protocols from refrigerant destruction to landfill gas destruction to more than seven different agriculture focused protocols.
In 2019, Mr. Parkhurst founded Sierra View Solutions to help companies design and implement environmental, sustainability and circular economy programs. His primary focus is working on the design and implementation of policies and environmental markets that help companies meet their climate goals and create new revenue streams for food companies, farmers, ranchers, and forest owners. His clients include government agencies, nonprofits, and private companies.
Mr. Parkhurst has been widely recognized for his environmental expertise. He received a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. EPA for his leadership on climate change. In 2013 and 2016, he received “CARROT” awards from the Climate Action Reserve for his work developing credible, accurate, and consistent GHG reporting standards. The American Carbon Registry awarded him with their Innovation award in 2015.