The Carbon Institute
Holden Leslie-Bole is a Program Officer at the Carbon Institute.
About Holden Leslie-Bole
Holden Leslie-Bole is a Program Officer for the Carbon Institute. In this role, he works with governments, universities, foundations, and intraregional organizations to build sustainable capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and transparency in countries’ national systems. He provides support to the advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificates run by academic partners in China and Indonesia and assists with integrating climate policy outcomes into existing certificate program curricula. He also writes policy memos to inform UNFCCC processes, contributes to grant writing and fundraising initiatives, and convenes partnerships for further enhancement of international capacity-building on carbon accounting.
Holden’s research experience prior to joining the Carbon Institute integrates numerical climate modeling, remote sensing, coastal resilience, and climate policy. His guiding passion has been working to understand how to transform the existential threat of climate change into a catalyst for restorative social, political, ecological, and economic development. Previous employment in international sustainable development, environmental education, regenerative agriculture, and remote deforestation monitoring have contributed to a toolkit of skills useful throughout Holden’s work at the Carbon Institute.
Holden is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned his B.S. with Distinction in Geology & Geophysics and Mechanical Engineering. His research at Yale was recognized through the Pat Wilde Prize awarded for excellence in marine geology and oceanography for a thesis titled Global Climate Impacts of the AMOC Slowdown Caused by Arctic Sea Ice Decline, and further through the Yale Climate Day Prize awarded in recognition of excellence in climate and environmental health-related research, for a presentation titled Transport Patterns of Carbon Monoxide from Tropical South American Fires as Observed by MOPITT. In his free time, he can be found biking, skiing, backpacking, and brewing beer.