Senior Director, REDD+ Program Development and Innovation
As Senior Director, REDD+ Program Development and Innovation, Naomi Swickard is responsible for co-leading on the release of Verra’s new consolidated REDD methodology. She is also focusing on the development and implementation of a long-term strategy for Verra’s REDD+ program that meets the high-integrity needs of the market.
Naomi brings a rich expertise in land-based carbon crediting frameworks, including Verra’s REDD+ and Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) programs, as well as its Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) framework. Previously, she has worked with major global conservation foundations and carbon project developers. She has also held various leadership positions at Verra in the past, including Chief Program Officer and Chief Market Development Officer.
She serves in an advisory role with Integrity Global Partners (IGP), and will keep a separation between REDD+ work (with Verra) and advisory on nature-based removals (at IGP).