Abyd Karmali is Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has worked for 18 years on climate change and the carbon markets and serves as President of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association and member of Her Majesty’s Treasury Carbon Market Expert Group. He has also provided strategic advice on the commercial risks and opportunities posed by carbon emissions constraints to dozens of European, US, and Asian companies in the FT Global 500 as well as to several government agencies and regional development banks.
Twelve years ago, while I was serving as an Energy and Climate Change Programme Officer with the United Nations Environment Programme, I was fortunate to have a ringside seat at one of the most important international diplomatic breakthroughs of the modern era…..
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