Rachel Tornek, Vice President of Policy and Programs, Climate Action Reserve
Rachel Tornek is Vice President of Policy and Programs, where she is responsible for overseeing its voluntary carbon offset registry, directing the development of new GHG accounting standards, and pursuing opportunities to develop new market-based solutions to climate change. Rachel also leads the Reserve’s work to serve as an offset project registry for the State of California’s cap-and-trade program.
During her career, Rachel has helped develop the policies and strategic vision that have supported the Reserve in becoming the most successful carbon offset registry in North America. She has led the development of numerous GHG accounting standards, advised regulatory programs on the development of carbon offset policies and standards, and managed the development of its globally-recognized climate change policies and programs.
Rachel previously managed technical support and training at the California Climate Action Registry, an organization that helped companies develop and verify GHG emissions inventories. She has worked on climate policy for over a decade.
She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UC San Diego.