GHG Panel Members
Randall Spalding Fecher (Chair)
Randall is Senior Advisor for Carbon Limits AS. He has more than 25 years’ experience in carbon market policy, program, and project development, including expertise in carbon crediting methodologies. He assesses crediting programs and methodologies for the Carbon Credit Quality Initiative (CCQI), is a Subject Matter Expert for the Expert Panel of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (ICVCM), a member of the World Bank’s Article 6 Technical Expert Group, and a member of the Methodology Panel for the Adaptation Benefit Mechanism. In addition to being on the Calyx GHG Integrity Panel, he has provided his expertise to Calyx Global on renewable power methodologies and projects. Randall holds a BA in Biology from Harvard University, a MALD in International Environmental Policy and Development Economics from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a PhD in Energy and Development Studies from the University of Cape Town.
Derik is a Senior Scientist in the Seattle, Washington office of the Stockholm Environment Institute. He has over 20 years of experience in energy and climate policy including the effective design and implementation of environmental market mechanisms, and assessing subnational and local climate mitigation policies. Prior to joining SEI, Derik was Vice President for Policy at the Climate Action Reserve, where he oversaw development of the Reserve’s voluntary carbon offset market and its transition into California’s regulatory cap-and-trade program. Before that, he led work for the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative at the World Resources Institute, working on corporate and project-based greenhouse gas accounting. As a carbon accounting expert, Derik has advised state, national, and multi-national policy initiatives on program designs, including voluntary and regulatory offset programs. Derik has a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University.
Jürg is head of environment and climate at INFRAS, a research and consulting firm based in Zurich, Switzerland. His work focuses on climate protection and adaptation, emissions trading, and market instruments. Jürg has extensive experience advising companies, energy producers, governments and financial institutions in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India and China. He worked as Senior Carbon Originator at the Swiss Re’s Emission Desk in London. From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of the CDM Executive Board’s Methodological Panel and is currently on the Expert Panel of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Markets (ICVCM). After his studies at the ETH Zurich (CH), he did his Doctoral thesis on climate change at the Paul Scherrer Institut and was a fellow at the Collegium Helveticum.
Hilda is a Lead Consultant at Climate Focus, an international climate policy advisory firm. She provides advisory services to foundations, governments, multilateral institutions, and the private sector on a wide range of climate-related issues. She has more than 10 years’ experience in carbon markets, and has worked closely with project developers, carbon credit buyers and public and private organizations across the carbon market. This includes supporting clients in navigating and understanding carbon markets, conducting project due diligence and quality control, and assisting in certification, monitoring and issuance of carbon credits. Hilda holds two degrees from the University of Edinburgh – an MSc in Carbon Management, and a BSc in Ecological Science (Conservation and Ecological Management). She also holds a diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation in Development Projects from the Maastricht School of Management.
Quirin is senior project manager at INFRAS, a research and consulting firm based in Zurich, Switzerland. He has 10 years of experience validating and verifying carbon projects (mainly for the Swiss compliance system) and helped develop carbon methodologies for the Swiss government related to landfill gas and district heating. He has worked on the implementation and development of emissions trading schemes, and energy and climate agreements. His work includes international climate policy (including Article 6 of the Paris Agreement), climate scenarios in Switzerland and China, and economic evaluations on climate costs, circular economy, local air pollutants, and drought warning indicators. Quirin holds a master’s degree in atmospheric and climate sciences and a PhD in Climate Economics from ETH Zurich. He also holds a diploma in process engineering from TU Munich.
SDG Panel Members
Charlotte Streck (Chair)
Charlotte is the co-Founder of Climate Focus, an international climate policy advisory firm, and an honorary professor at the University of Potsdam. Before founding Climate Focus in 2004, Charlotte worked for five years as Senior Counsel with The World Bank in Washington, DC. Charlotte has been actively involved in climate change law and policy throughout her career, and is a renowned expert on carbon markets and nature-based solutions. She also has expertise in land conservation and strategies to address deforestation, agricultural supply chains, land governance, and forest policies. Charlotte is a former lead counsel for climate change with the Center for International Sustainable Development Law with McGill University. She is an associate editor of the Climate Policy Journal, a former Chair of the Board of the Climate Strategies Policy research network, and a lecturer at Potsdam University and Bayreuth University. She received law degrees from University of Regensburg and Humboldt University of Berlin, and a PhD in Law from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Prajal is co-Principal Investigator on the BIO-CLIMAPATHS project and the Principal Investigator and consortium lead for the ForHimSDG project. He has experience in developing research on climate change, sustainable food systems, and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). He has developed methods for systematic quantitative and qualitative analyses of SDG interactions. Prajal has edited and published in international journals and scientific publications and actively participates in the science-policy interface. He was a lead author of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land and a contributing author of the AR6 IPCC WG III Report and the AR6 IPCC WG II Report. He contributed to a policy brief for the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 on behalf of the Scientific Group for the UN Food Systems Summit and led a book chapter on the 2022 SDG Impact Assessment. Prajal received a Ph.D. in Geo-ecology from the University of Potsdam in Germany.
Robert is an independent global change consultant and an expert on land use change in the tropics, biodiversity conservation, and carbon finance. In 2000 he moved to Bolivia to work in conservation and sustainable land use. After his return to Germany in 2005, he became a carbon project developer, handling a large variety of projects across the world, ranging from household energy to waste management and reforestation. Believing that carbon projects should produce more than carbon credits, but the field lacked methods to systematically measure this, he decided to approach sustainable development goal (SDG) impact measurement scientifically and gained support from Andrea von Braun Stiftung for interdisciplinary research. The outcome was a practical approach for defining project-based SDG indicators, which is a basis for the Calyx Global SDG assessment framework. Robert is a trained biologist with a PhD in Geography from the University of Göttingen.
Daniela Rey Christen
Daniela is the founder and director of Climate Law & Policy. She serves as an advisor to numerous governments, climate funds, private companies, and foundations on climate change law, policymaking, and implementation. She is also a renowned international expert on environmental social and governance safeguards and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Daniela has led the design and adoption of environmental, climate change, and sustainable development programs/projects (e.g., Climate Change Acts, National Adaptation Plans, REDD + strategies, Climate Finance Strategies, etc.), in countries around the world. At the global level, Daniela has provided strategic policy analysis and design support to multilateral funds and organizations. She holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a law degree from Universidad de Los Andes in Chile.
Haseeb is a senior consultant at Climate Focus with experience in policy research at the intersection of climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustainable development. He has led the development of several frameworks to assess national and global progress toward sustainable development goals – particularly on food, forests and climate and including assessments for the New York Declaration on Forests. Haseeb has authored several policy and recommendation papers on enhancing public and private sector policy goals and strategies to address climate change through action on addressing deforestation and building sustainable food systems. His previous roles include helping Afghan universities build public administration faculties for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). He received a B.A. in Law and Public Policy from the University of Mysore, Masters in International Law and Human Rights from London Metropolitan University, and a Master of Public Policy from University of Potsdam.