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Brian Mcfarland

Brian Mcfarland


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Member SinceMar 5, 2015CoLab Points (actual)
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Brian McFarland, who earned a dual graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Global Environmental Policy (MA) from American University, is the Director of Carbon Projects and Origination for Foundation and its wholly-owned subsidiary CarbonCo, LLC.

Brian's graduate thesis was entitled, Origins, Development and Potential of the International REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) Market.  Brian has also published 21 articles and a book entitled, REDD+ and Business Sustainability: A Guide to Reversing Deforestation for Forward Thinking Companies.

Brian is currently responsible for project origination at CarbonCo and project portfolio management at  At CarbonCo, this includes: writing Project Design Documents and Project Implementation Reports; structuring project implementation activities (i.e., advising on social projects, designing community and biodiversity monitoring plans, etc.); coordinating site visit logistics; engaging local communities and stakeholders; contracting validation and verification services; and managing both local and international contractors.  At, Brian manages a multi-million dollar project portfolio consisting of climate change mitigation projects from the energy efficiency, renewable energy, and forestry sectors.

While finishing his Psychology and International Development undergraduate degree from Clark University, Brian conducted authentic environmental fieldwork in Mexico, Costa Rica, Kenya and Brazil.  Such fieldwork included: studying human-wildlife conflicts; working on sustainable community development projects; and biodiversity monitoring.  During graduate school, Brian also volunteered for the Smithsonian Institution, the United Nations Global Compact, and the U.S. Department of State.

Brian is a certified Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute and a certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier from CSA Standards.  


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Brian Mcfarland joined the Climate CoLab communityMar 5, 2015