Financing Forest Restoration through Carbon Markets
Working with governments in developing countries on forestry-related initiatives, Andrés Melendro conducts risk analysis and due diligence on the social, financial, and ecological feasibility of conservation and restoration projects. The Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program is helping him further understand the complexities involved in financing forestry initiatives through carbon markets, serving as a valuable tool for linking international climate policy with landscapes and livelihoods on the ground level.
In his role with Revalue Nature, a nature-based project management firm, Andrés Melendro focuses on the implementation of standards set by the Paris Agreement. Taking a macro approach to forest management, he works with governments to purchase internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (ITMO) from forestry-related initiatives in developing countries.
Enrolled in ELTI’s Tropical Forest Landscapes certificate program, Melendro is acquiring the knowledge needed to link international climate policy with landscapes and livelihoods on the ground level.
“I can analyze project ideas more in-depth, better understand risks, and get more involved with project proponents to co-design projects with the best ecological and socioeconomic outcomes.”