Senior Research Associate for Resilience,
Center for Global Sustainability
Dan Nees is a newly appointed Senior Research Associate with the School of Public Policy and Center for Global Sustainability, as part of a joint appointment with the UMD Environmental Finance Center -- where he served in a variety of roles, including director, for more than 15 years. Dan has been dedicated to assisting communities throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the Mid-Atlantic region in their efforts to implement and finance environmental and sustainable development initiatives. Dan’s work currently focuses on developing innovative market and performance-based financing systems to reduce the cost of climate change and environmental mitigation, adaptation, and resilience at local, state, and regional levels. In addition to his work at the University of Maryland, Dan led environmental market and water quality programs at Forest Trends, a global NGO that seeks to develop market and economic solutions to global environmental problems, and at the World Resources Institute.
Dan earned a B.A. in Economics, a Master of Environmental Policy, and a Master of Business Administration, all from the University of Maryland College, Park.