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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Will McDow

Will McDow
Director, Resilient Landscapes
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)


Will McDow leads the development and implementation of EDF’s Landscape Resilience Initiative. In this work, Will engages communities, farmers, businesses, academics and public agencies to develop shared and equitable solutions to increase climate resilience.

He has broad expertise on environmental market design, mitigation policy and working lands conservation. He serves on the board of the Ecological Restoration Business Association.

Since joining EDF in 2003, Will has focused on market-based incentives to expand environmental benefits on America’s working lands, including prior work on state tax policy, farm bill program design, bioenergy markets and habitat exchanges.