Jerry Seager

Title: Senior Director, GHG Programs
Joined Verra: 2008-2018, rejoined 2021
Languages spoken:English

As Senior Director of GHG Programs, Jerry oversees the strategy, direction, and evolution of the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program and manages the Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) framework. He also supports other Verra standards such as Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards and the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard.

Jerry joined Verra in 2008. He played a lead role in establishing the VCS Program and building the Program Team to operationalize processes for managing project reviews, accreditation systems, and methodology development. Jerry also developed guidance for standardized baselines and additionality, and ozone-depleting substances. Jerry led Verra’s engagement with the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), to develop a series of assessment guides for measuring the greenhouse gas and sustainable development impacts of climate policies.

In 2018, Jerry took a break for a world bicycle tour, after which he worked for the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. There, he worked on several capacity-building projects to support countries in implementing the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework. He also served as technical lead on a number of carbon market advisory projects.

Jerry has worked on climate issues for more than 15 years and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. He lives in Seattle, where he gets into the mountains for weekend adventures as often as he can.

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