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Deforestation is one of the largest threats this planet faces. It has been negatively affecting natural ecosystems, biodiversity, and the climate for decades with 502,000...
Forestry Engineer with 15 years of experience in Pinus and Eucalyptus reforestation, working for large companies in Brazil and Mozambique. They have first-hand experience in silviculture, harvesting, budget, supply and fiscal management, implementation and maintenance of certifications and licenses and user of improvement and innovation tools. In addition, this expert has a Master’s degree in Forest Engineering and Green Belt.
✔ Responsible for managing contracts and persons to plant an area of 4,000 ha per year
✔ Manager of 800 employees, responsible for the planting and maintenance of 5,000 ha / year of Pinus and Eucalyptus forests in Mozambique
✔ Responsible for the Lake District lands, in 11 farms, that had around 20,000 ha of planted forests and natural land, in Lichinga/Niassa
✔ Manager of unit that plant more than 100,000 ha/year of eucalyptus and pinus forests in Brazil
✔ Management of 500 employees, 104 tractors, 4 trucks and approximately 200 forestry implements
✔ Participation in the creation and operation of the HFLOR School of Resin, which won the “Top Ser Humano da ABRH RS” award in 2016
They have strong working knowledge in AFOLU and LULUCF, Land Use in Carbon Markets, Governing Biobased Value Chains, Climate Finance, and Sustainable Agriculture. The Expert brings together a natural resource background with a business mindset and solid experience from negotiation and advisory in UNFCCC, EUs policy development and national implementation of major policies.
✔ Development and implementation of EU2020 Climate & energy Package and the Common Agricultural Policy.
✔ Climate Finance Specialist at United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
✔ National Expert/Policy Officer at European Commission
✔ European Market Manager & Topic Lead on Agriculture and Bioeconomy
Developed an MSc in Forest Ecology and Management at the University of Freiburg, Germany. In the last 20 years, they have participated actively in international conferences and has practical experience in addressing environmental and social issues on various projects. Mostly working with environmental assessments, compliance reports, forest audits, coordinating working teams, monitoring auditors and training, stakeholder´s consultations and responsible forest management studies.
✔ Directors Advisor for forestry issues at the Forest Foundation (Fundação Florestal) of the São Paulo Environmental Agency, Brazil
✔ Senior lead auditor for forest schemes FSC® and PEFC
✔ Forest Advisor for the São Paulo Environmental Agency
✔ Developed Environmental Impact Studies and Reports for public and private sectors
✔ Environmental specialist of a documentary produced and sponsored by The National Geographic Channel
✔ Between 2008-2009, worked with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
This expert is a Doctor in Botany and since 2012 develops projects related to the implementation of Brazil’s forest laws – “Forest Code”, which is the central piece of legislation regulating land use and management on private properties and investments. They have aided the development of ecological restoration and reforestation of environmentally sensitive areas, focus on conserving native vegetation, water resources, and prevent soil erosion.
✔ Reforest’s projects with native species
✔ Doctor of Science in Botany
✔ Implementation and development of Brazil’s forest law – “Forest Code”
✔ Professor at University Center of Barretos, UNIFEB
This expert has worked with multiple NGO’s, government agencies, food brands, farmers groups, and VC start-ups developing programmes for farmers and ranchers, to transition to regenerative agriculture from conventional practices. She specialises in supporting farmers and ranchers in thriving ecologically and economically through de-risking the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.
✔ Development of farmer programmes to accelerate carbon sequestration, ecosystems services, and soil health.
✔ Onboarding farmers into carbon and ecosystem service marketplaces
✔ Delivering farmer trainings in Holistic Management & Regenerative Agriculture
✔ Handling farmer pipelines and relationships representing 60,000 acres of potential impact
✔ Managing & developing regenerative product supply for “Land to Market” and other regenerative brands
✔ Conducting Ecological Outcome Verification(EOV) surveys in pasture systems and mixed use farms