Clark Strategic Partners

Sustaining the Planet

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Woodrow W. Clark II MA3, PhD
Qualitative Economist

Dr. Clark, a long-time advocate for the environment and renewable energy, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, public speaker and advisor specializing in sustainable communities. Dr. Clark was one of the contributing scientists to the work of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007.

In 2004, he founded, and now manages, Clark Strategic Partners (CSP), an environmental and renewable energy consulting firm using his political-economic expertise in order to guide, advice and implements public and private clients worldwide - specifically on sustainable smart green communities of all kinds ranging from colleges and universities to shopping malls, office buildings and film studios.

Dr. Clarks' five books and 50+ peer-reviewed articles reflect that concern for global sustainable communities. His last book is Global Energy Innovations (Praeger Press, November 2011) that concerns the "green industrial revolution" (GIR). He explains his work as being the solutions to climate change through public policy, science and technologies, economics and finance. Clark also teaches graduate courses in these areas throughout the USA and internationally. Currently, Clark is Academic Specialist, UCLA Provost Office and Cross-Disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology.

Prior to launching CSP, Dr. Clark was Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies, and Finance to California Governor Gray Davis from 2000-2003. Before that from 1999-2000, he was a Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he was a Fulbright Fellow in 1994. Dr. Clark was the Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for the University of California and U.S. Department of Energy, during the 1990s. In 1980, he founded a mass media company in San Francisco, CA, Clark Communications, specializing in the production and distribution of documentary and educational films focused on "social issues" such as "sexual harassment", "health issues" and older workers along with other topics including books from dramatic current events.

Dr. Clark earned three masters degrees from different universities in Illinois and his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his wife, and their 4 year-old son in Southern California.

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