Einar Telnes has more than 20 years of experience from private industries, including oil and gas and energy, covering more than 70 countries. He has been a management consultant and environmental consultant for several global energy companies for more than 10 years, and is presently the head of Norad’s department for Climate, Energy and Environment. Besides being a consultant, Einar has also operational and management experience from the investment sector and from the energy and carbon analyst Point Carbon. He has been involved with climate change related issues since 1997, and was one of the architects behind the present global carbon accounting and verification standards. He holds an MSc in civil engineering and an MBA.