Chief, Program Integration Branch
Climate Change Division
U.S Environmental Protection Agency
Bill Irving is chief of the Program Integration Branch in the Climate Change Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is responsible for a wide range of programs and analyses dealing with greenhouse gas monitoring, climate change policy, cap and trade, offsets, emissions monitoring, land-use change and forestry, international negotiations, and capacity building, including EPA’s Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks and implementation of the Mandatory Reporting Rule for Greenhouse Gases. His responsibilities also include EPA’s technical contributions to the State Department-led international climate change negotiations on offsets, deforestation, and monitoring, reporting, and verification. Irving has been involved in the U.N. Secretariat for the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations since 1997, serving as the U.S. technical lead on greenhouse gas monitoring from 2002-2008. He is the elected U.S. member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Task Force Bureau on Greenhouse Gas Inventories and has served as a lead author and coordinating lead author on IPCC Good Practice Guidance and the IPCC Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Inventories. He has also managed greenhouse gas monitoring capacity-building projects in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.