Verra welcomes today’s news about the establishment of a new Governance Body for the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), including the election of its Chief Executive Officer, David Antonioli, to the Governance Body’s board of directors.
Membership of the 22-person board of directors was announced today by the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM) and includes one representative from each of the supply-side, intermediary, and demand-side constituencies. David Antonioli, who holds Mexican and American citizenships, has been elected as the representative for the supply-side constituency.
“I am supportive of the Taskforce’s goals and objectives, particularly to ensure the highest levels of integrity and that the voluntary carbon market complements efforts underway by companies around the world to reduce their GHG emissions. Fulfilling the promise of the Paris Agreement requires immediate scaled-up ambition and action, which the voluntary carbon market is uniquely positioned to deliver,” said David Antonioli, Chief Executive Officer, Verra.
Verra is a global leader helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods and protect natural resources by working with the private and public sectors. We support climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools and programs that credibly, transparently, and robustly assess environmental and social impacts and enable funding for sustaining and scaling up projects that verifiably deliver these benefits. We work in any arena where we see a need for clear standards, a role for market-based mechanisms, and an opportunity to generate significant environmental and social value.