Joel Levin

Senior Advisor

Manzanita Advisors

Joel Levin is a leading expert on the California carbon market. He works with Manzanita Advisors to provide strategic advisory services to companies seeking business opportunities in California’s carbon, clean energy, and water markets. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on California climate policy and other topics relating to climate change, clean energy, and water policy.

As the Climate Action Reserve’s Vice President for Business Development for more than a decade, starting from its inception, Joel Levin was responsible for its strategic development into the recognized environmental standard for carbon offset projects in the United States.

Joel has served as staff to the California Market Advisory Committee and the California Climate Action Team. Previously, Joel worked at Feeva Wireless in Berkeley and APX in Santa Clara. He has also served on the Capitol Hill staff of Senator Timothy E. Wirth (D-Colorado).

Joel is a former chair of the Energy Committee in both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Chapters of the Sierra Club. Joel holds an M.B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.