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.