Speaker Biography: Adam Gibbon, Rainforest Alliance

June 17, 2010
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Adam has led the technical carbon evaluation in ten CCBA validations, one VCS validation, six VCS methodology reviews, one CCX verification, and one Plan Vivo verification. Adam is a qualified lead auditor for the Climate Action Reserve and was a CCX forestry verifier committee participant.

Adam has trained over 100 people in Spain, Bali, Rwanda and Vietnam in AFOLU project auditing and project development. Recipients of the training included Rainforest Alliance auditors, government officials, private consultants and NGO representatives. He was lead author of recent Rainforest Alliance publication entitled, “Guidance on coffee carbon project development using the (CDM) simplified agroforestry methodology” as well as two scientific articles.

Before joining Rainforest Alliance Adam worked at Oxford University as a researcher. His research emphasized the potential of carbon markets to finance sustainable management of forest resources. He led a team conducting a landscape scale assessment of carbon stocks in the Peruvian Andes’ cloud forests and montane grasslands.

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