Steven Ruddell

Steven Ruddell

Steven RuddellMr. Ruddell is a professional forester who has 30 years of experience with public and private forest resource management, forest policy, forest economic & marketing research, and sustainable management of forests. For the past 10 years Steve has been consulting with clients on investments in forest conservation and sustainability initiatives using market-based mechanisms including carbon asset management strategies for trading emission reduction credits (VERs) within voluntary and emerging compliance markets, and sustainable forest management, e.g. SFI, FSC, and AFF standards. Steve has lead market-based initiatives for private and public forestland management organizations (Forecon), a global conservation NGO’s forest carbon portfolio (World Wildlife Fund), and independent third-party validation and verification firms (Bureau Veritas Certification and First Environment).

Mr. Ruddell works with project developers and private equity firms on the feasibility and development of Improved Forest Management, Avoided Conversion, Afforestation/Reforestation, and REDD forest carbon projects to the requirements of the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), American Carbon Registry (ACR), Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), ISO 14064-2, CarbonFix Standard, and Community Climate, and Biodiversity (CCB) standards. Steve is a certified Lead Verifier for the CAR Forestry Protocols.

Mr. Ruddell has conducted forest carbon consulting and verification for integrated forest management companies, non-industrial forestland owners, tribal timberlands, NGO’s, aggregators, conservation organizations, and institutional investors. Steve’s international experience includes Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Indonesia, and the Central African Republic.
Steven Ruddell

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CarbonVerde, LLC
5819 Chevy Chase Parkway, N.W.
Suite 901
Washington, DC  20015
Phone: (202) 380-6417


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