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Ashwin As

Ashwin As


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Member SinceDec 22, 2017CoLab Points (actual)
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Ashwin is an expert in the field of forestry and climate change with an in-depth understanding and practical experience in technical evaluation, development and implementation of projects on Forestry and Climate Change. He is a Master of Science in Forestry (Management and Economics) from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun (an institute under the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India) and is a qualified QMS (ISO 9001:2008) internal auditor and EMS (ISO 14001:2004) lead auditor. He is a member of the Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group at UNFCCC and is also a panel member of the Climate Smart Agriculture program under the Gold Standard and is an External Expert for forestry sector of TUV NORD.

As a Senior Manager with IORA Ecological Solutions he is overseeing REDD+ project development and implementation; as well as other Forestry, Carbon services and Sustainable Development business and projects. He is a lead author of a REDD+ methodology being developed under Verified Carbon Standard and is a key team member of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) study in forestry sector of India. He is also a key member of the team developing REDD+ Projects, focussing on baseline and MRV systems. Prior to IORA, he was with TÜV Nord as a Lead Assessor of Carbon Projects (2008-2013). As a GHG auditor with TUV Nord, he has audited a wide variety of projects in forestry and renewable energy. He has validated CDM projects in brick industry that use flu ash and gypsum technology (Fal-G) in this position[1]. As a qualified auditor for scopes 14.1 (Forestry) and 1.2 (Renewable Energy) he was the Team Lead for the first forestry CER issuance from Asia (ITC Forestry Project); Technical Reviewer of first forestry issuance from Africa (Ethiopia); Technical Reviewer of second forestry issuance from South America (Colombia); First voluntary forestry issuance (AFOLU) from India (Prakash Industries); and 2nd forestry issuance from India (MTPL). ??????


Assam Fuelwood Decision Support System (AFDSS)Sep 10, 2017

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Ashwin As became a team member of proposal Assam Fuelwood Decision Support System (AFDSS)Dec 29, 2017
Ashwin As voted for proposal Assam Fuelwood Decision Support System (AFDSS)Dec 22, 2017
Ashwin As joined the Climate CoLab communityDec 22, 2017