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Edwin Aalders

Senior Principal Researcher


Edwin Aalders has over 20 years of experience as an assessor in Environmental Auditing and accreditation.

He started his career in SGS in 1992, where he quickly became involved in the development of new environmental certification & control services. In 2004 he moved to the International Emission Trading Association (IETA) where he took on the role of Director. He acted as the first CEO for the Verified Carbon Standard Association (VCSa) from November 2007 to October 2008. After leaving IETA, Aalders became a Partner with IDEAcarbon in 2010, before joining DNV GL's Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department in 2011. Aalders has extensive experience with developing Climate Change strategies and International Climate Change negotiations, which saw him being involved in the development of earlier programmes such as the ERUPT, EU ETS, CDM/JI and the more recent NAMAs and Adaptation programmes. Aalders is currently Project Manager of the DNV GL/CTCN strategic partnership and sits on a number of advisory boards and working groups as a climate change and MRV expert.

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