Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Nathan Borgford-Parnell

Nathan Borgford-Parnell is a Staff Attorney at the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development focusing on near-term mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants and carbon negative mitigation solutions.  He is also the founder of Valkyrie Energy, a renewable energy development and consulting firm that focuses on the expansion of sustainable low-carbon energy around the globe.  He has a background in international environmental and development issues and has written extensively about climate change, renewable energy and sustainable development.  He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Albania from 2003-2005.  He holds a J.D. and M.A. from American University and a B.A. from the University of Washington.