Holden Leslie-Bole is a Program Officer for The Carbon Institute. In this role, he provides support to the 2019 advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting Certificates run by academic partners in China and Indonesia and assists with integrating UNFCCC policy outcomes into existing certificate program curricula. He also explores opportunities for further development of capacity-building carbon accounting partnerships between academic institutions, scientific experts, and funding partners.

Holden’s research experience prior to joining GHGMI 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 recent 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, camping, and brewing beer.