Chief Technical Officer, Althelia Ecosphere
Adam Gibbon specialises in investment into landscape scale sustainable commodity and conservation projects in developing countries. His work involves structuring investments that profit from multiple revenue streams including both traditional commodities as well as payments for environmental services whilst delivering quantified social development and biodiversity conservation benefits. He has deep expertise in REDD+ having been involved in the development of the standards that underpin it as well as developing and auditing projects globally.
Before joining the Althelia Climate Fund, Adam was a manager within PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team where he worked with corporate and government clients on the design, sustainable financing, and monitoring of programs to improve land use practices, reduce deforestation and improve livelihoods. Prior to this, Adam was Technical Manager of Rainforest Alliance’s Climate Program. There he was responsible for leading and managing the technical aspects of Rainforest Alliance’s climate related activities across auditing, forestry and agriculture divisions. He was also a senior lead auditor on over 30 voluntary carbon standard engagements.
Adam holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University.