Forest Carbon Innovations Working Group

The Forest Carbon Innovations Working Group is a multi-stakeholder group formed to explore the key barriers and opportunities for forest carbon activities and identify and prioritize recommendations for how standards and their supporting methodologies and tools could drive finance to forest carbon activities. The Working Group kicked off in September 2020 and is examining key questions surrounding challenges faced by different types of forest carbon projects, considering how to streamline/improve the existing VCS Program requirements, and exploring how non-carbon benefits, potentially assessed by other Verra standards, could unlock additional finance for forest carbon project development and implementation.

The Terms of Reference for this working group can be found here.

Current Members:

  • Zach Barbane, EcoPartners
  • Simon Bird, Wildlife Works
  • Maria Fernanda Buitrago, South Pole
  • MaryKate Bullen, New Forests
  • Juan Chang, Permian Global
  • Pina Gervassi, Forest Stewardship Council
  • Adam Gibbon, Mirova Natural Capital
  • Andrea Guerrero García, Transforma and Verra Board
  • George Kipkorir Tarus, Forestry Society of Kenya
  • Jose Luis Fuentes Perez, AENOR
  • Cam Moore, The Nature Conservancy
  • Jamey Mulligan, Amazon
  • Christie Pollet-Young, SCS Global
  • Matt Ramlow, World Resources Institute
  • Diego Saez Gil, Pachama
  • David Shoch, TerraCarbon
  • Suraj Vanniarachchy, Natural Capital Partners
  • Sarah Walker, Wildlife Conservation Society

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