David Monsma

Executive Director, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute

David Monsma is executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program. An attorney by training, he has over 20 years experience in environmental law and policy. Monsma previously taught law and ethics at Loyola University in Maryland and was director of business and environment at Business for Social Responsibility. During the Clinton administration, he was the environmental management task force coordinator for the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. Prior to that, he led a toxics-use reduction and citizens’ suit enforcement campaign in Maryland for the Environmental Action Foundation. He began his legal career as a program attorney in the EPA’s Office of Toxic Substances.

Videos/Audio of David Monsma

As the United States leaves the Paris Agreement, how will the leadership vacuum be filled? Will China continue to surge... See more
Fisheries and fish stocks around the world are overfished, but in the past 15 years, a surprising narrative of recovery... See more
A conversation between US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the Aspen Institute's David Monsma. See more
Entrepreneurs in green tech share the remarkable work that touches all kinds of people in all kinds of ways.See how... See more
Global biodiversity is richer than thought even 20 years ago, but biodiversity and the ecosystems supporting it are... See more
In light of current environmental challenges, it is clear that governments can help shape incentives for environmental... See more