GreenStream’s General Counsel Karl Upston-Hooper to be a Co-Chair of the IETA CDM Working Group

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David Hone, Chairman of the IETA Board, has appointed Karl Upston-Hooper as a joint Chair of the IETA CDM Working Group with immediate effect. Alex Sarac and Karl Upston-Hooper will be Co-Chairs of the IETA CDM Working Group.

Karl Upston-Hooper is the General Counsel of GreenStream Network Plc, a role he has held since August 2005. GreenStream Network Plc is a leading Nordic developer and manager of green investment vehicles. As General Counsel, Karl has led the design, implementation and legal operations of GreenStream’s five propriety carbon funds, and serves as the lead carbon manager for the Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund (established by the EBRD & EIB) in Russia, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. In addition, Karl is responsible for the legal operations of the GreenStream group, serves as company secretary and acts as compliance officer under the terms of GreenStream’s FIN-FSA licence.

Upston-Hooper holds an LLB and LLM (hons) from Victoria University of Wellington and an LLM, summa cum laude, from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven. He serves as an associate editor of the Carbon and Climate Law Review and has regularly acted as guest editor for special feature issues. He has been active within IETA and various other industry associations and has published extensively on climate related issues, including the recently released Improving the Clean Development Mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012 (ed) Mehling, Merrill and Upston-Hooper.

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