Chief of the Program Integration Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Division
Mr. Irving is the Chief of the Program Integration Branch, within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Division. His branch is responsible for preparing the annual Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks which is submitted to the United Nations, analyzing climate legislation and supporting domestic and international climate policy development, and coordinating the Agency’s mandatory reporting rulemaking for greenhouse gases. He is an elected member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Task Force Bureau for Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Previously, Mr. Irving was the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Team Coordinator, and served as a technical expert on the United States delegations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Mr. Irving has been with U.S. EPA since 1997. He contributed to the development of the IPCC Guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories, and managed capacity building projects in Russia, Ukraine, and Central America. In 2001 he was awarded the Atlantic Fellowship by the British Council and spent a year in London studying the development of emissions trading in the UK and in Europe.
Mr. Irving holds a Bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.