Climatenomics: The Economic Battle to Save our Planet

Meet Our Presenters

Bob Keefe

Bob Keefe  |  Executive Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)


Bob Keefe spent more than 20 years as a journalist covering business, politics and the environment before becoming executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national, non-partisan group of business leaders, investors and others who advocate for smart environmental policies that can lead to economic growth. E2’s members manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity funds and do business in nearly every state in the country. Prior to joining E2 and its affiliate, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Bob was the Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper.

Headshot of Gabe Pacyniak from UNM School of Law

Gabe Pacyniak  |  Associate Professor, UNM School of Law


Gabe Pacyniak supervises the Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) Clinic and also teaches doctrinal courses in the NREL program. The clinic provides law and policy representation to low-income and underserved communities on a broad range of NREL issues. He is the co-author of New Mexico’s Grid Modernization Baseline Report.

Prior to joining the UNM faculty in August 2017, Gabe managed the climate change mitigation program at the Georgetown Climate Center and co-taught a climate change law and policy practicum course as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, his alma mater. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Gabe worked as a community journalist in Washington, D.C.

Headshot of Manuel Montoya from UNM Anderson

Manuel Montoya  |  Associate Professor of Global Structures and Internal Management, UNM Anderson School of Management


Native New Mexican Manuel Montoya is dedicated in promoting his concept “global legibility” whereby humans conceptualize the planet and make it a meaningful part of their realities. This work incorporates ideas drawn from studies in Global Political Economy, Emerging Markets, Creative Economy, and Critical Management Studies. Through his own consulting firm, In Medias Res Consulting, he provides geo-political strategy to major NGOs, nonprofits, and transnational corporations. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has contributed to international efforts to eliminate child soldiers from major conflict regions. Manuel has also served as a policy analyst for the United States Senate and considers public service a pillar of his work.