The Wilder Carbon Standard
Wilder Carbon Technical Standards Board
This is a huge but vital undertaking, and we cannot do it alone. In order to maintain our principles for Biodiversity, for Carbon Data and for Ethical investment, we are developing a set of Standards with a group of independent cross sectoral experts.
Acting independently of their current employment, they have been selected due to their extensive experience and alignment with Wilder Carbon principles to act now for nature and the climate crisis, by using the best possible data, in the best possible way.
Any views expressed by our Technical Standards Board Members in this capacity do not reflect their respective businesses or UK Government positions, and the Technical Standards Board is under no obligation to take them on board.
Meet our Standards Board
Director of Operations at Pure Leapfrog
Barbara has background in investment management, green finance and impact investing. In her current role, she advises local authorities and businesses on their climate action. She contributes to initiatives on Just Transition, carbon removal and diversity and inclusion.
Climate change lead within Defra, both mitigation and adaptation. Previously led on the development of the Government’s 25 year plan to improve the environment within a generation.
Working in support of a healthy ocean and stable climate, with a particular focus on blue carbon.
Development Director, Blue Marine Foundation
Environmental regulation, policy development and project management. Climate Change and Business Services, Environment Agency
Energy and Carbon Management, developing services supporting clients’ ambitions to achieve Net Zero emissions. Director, Anthesis
Director, Specialist Services and Programmes, Lead Director for Climate Change, Natural England
Sustainability and climate strategy, and programme implementation.
Responsible for setting Net Zero strategy and implementing decarbonisation and carbon removal programmes
Lead on Greater Manchester’s 5 year environment plan and heavily involved with the Biodiversity Net gain and carbon agenda.
Head of Nature Programmes, The Green Finance Institute
Helen oversees the Institute’s work in mobilising capital into nature. Among the initiatives she works on is the TFND for which the GFI is hosting the Secretariat; the finance sector response to the Dasgupta Review; and supporting the EA and DEFRA on the NEIRF and its broader blended finance ambitions.
The Wilder Carbon Standards will enable us to scale up by working with 3rd party landowners whilst offering greater assurance to investors.
The Standards will be written by a cross-sectoral group of independent experts with knowledge around conservation, carbon, finance, and business in the first half of 2021.
They will be structured around a set of guiding principles.
The Monitoring, Reporting and Verification mechanisms will come out of the technical guidance produced by the Standards Board once the Standards themselves have been set.
We anticipate 2 tiers of Verification, one for Trusted Deliverers and another for 3rd party landowners.
Meanwhile, a community of practice will be formed amongst Trust Delivery bodies to test minimum adequate monitoring of carbon across the portfolio of pathfinder projects which will feed data into the Habitat Tool, and link into Verification procedures going forward.
Speak to our Delivery Team
Our delivery team consists of in-house experts who can talk to you about your Wilder Carbon investment.
- Evan Bowen JonesManaging Director
- Paul HadawayDirector of Conservation
- Richard BloorHead of Wilder Solutions
- Julia HuntHead of Advocacy
- Isabelle IraniHead of Wilder Investment, Sumerian Foundation
- Sarah BrownlieExecutive Assistant