Tom Baumann is Co-founder and Director of Knowledge Management at the GHG Management Institute. Tom’s focus is to help establish a robust system of knowledge content, tools, processes, networks and expertise to enable effective solutions to sustainability issues. Tom is a certified knowledge manager. Tom co-developed several GHGMI courses and workshops, and instructs the GHG verification course. Tom’s career includes roles as a senior manager in a government cleantech funding program, director at an international certification company; as well as co-founder of a specialized consultancy/software company (ClimateCHECK and Interactive Leader | Collaborase). Tom’s experience covers North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Tom has worked with 100s of organizations on climate change, clean technologies and sustainability.
Tom is International Chair of ISO climate change standards (ISO TC207/SC7 GHG management and related issues). As Chair of ISO TC207/SC7, Tom leads the efforts of 57 participating countries, 18 observer countries and 18 liaison organizations to develop international standards to meet the needs for GHG Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV). ISO TC 207/SC7 encompasses standards for GHG quantification, GHG verification and GHG accreditation (e.g. ISO 14064, 14065, 14066). Tom’s experience with GHG standards also includes WBCSD-WRI GHG Protocol, Climate Disclosure Standards Board, UNFCCC CDM, and various GHG programs.
Tom has a degree in environmental economics and completed graduate studies in climate change economics. Tom also has degrees in environmental engineering, and completed graduate studies specializing in GHG measurement, air pollution and clean technologies. Tom has certificates in sustainable business and environmental impact assessment. Tom is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario.