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Environmental Finance Consultant

Michael Paparian is a consultant with over 35 years of experience working on environmental finance and environmental policy issues. He has held varied positions inside and outside state government, including California Deputy State Treasurer, Executive Director of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority, Special Consultant to the California Environmental Protection Agency, Board Member of the Integrated Waste Management Board and Sierra Club California State Director.  

In addition to his consulting work, he, serves as a Climate Reality Leader, blogs about green finance ( and climate ( and assists non-profit organizations.  He attended the United Nations COP21, COP22 COP23 Climate Summits as a representative of the InterEnvironment Institute.  He also serves on the Board of Solar Cookers International.