(São Paulo, Brazil) –Today, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) announced the hiring of Sandro Marostica as the new VCS Director for Brazil. Mr. Marostica, who is based in São Paulo, will be supporting VCS stakeholders throughout Brazil, including state governments developing REDD+ jurisdictional emission reduction programs, as well as other efforts to build carbon markets throughout Brazil.
“Adding someone with Sandro’s incredible experience and expertise provides VCS with the necessary capacity to help our stakeholders throughout Brazil, whether that is to develop projects and jurisdictional programs or to help with the ongoing development of carbon markets in Brazil,” said VCS Chief Executive Officer David Antonioli. “The forests of Brazil present some of the best opportunities for forest conservation and emission reductions in the entire world, and the addition of Sandro, along with our thriving office in Chile, positions VCS to be the go-to resource for governments, non-profits and the private sector in the region looking to scale up their emission reduction efforts and programs.”
A native of Brazil, Mr. Marostica has almost a decade of experience working in carbon markets both in Brazil and around the world. Prior to joining VCS, he managed Bunge’s Emission Markets Division in Brazil, where he had a leading role in developing emission reduction projects in the country, including projects in the AFOLU sector. Earlier in his career he also established and managed TÜV SÜD’s office in Brazil to audit CDM projects.
“Brazil has the opportunity to lead the world, not only with comprehensive REDD+ and agricultural policies, but with the possible establishment of emission reductions systems at the state and national level,” said Mr. Marostica. “This is an exciting time for carbon markets in Brazil, and I am thrilled to be working with VCS to advance emission reduction projects, programs and policies in my homeland.”
Founded in 2005 by the Climate Group, the International Emissions Trading Association, the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Verified Carbon Standard has become one of the world’s most widely used carbon accounting standards. VCS has revolutionized the market developing trusted and innovative tools, as well as pioneering efforts to develop standardized methods that will streamline the project approval process, reduce transaction costs and enhance transparency. Across the world, projects using the VCS Standard have issued more than 118 million credits.