Carolyn Ching is a senior manager on the Food and Forests team, leading Ceres’ work on natural climate solutions and carbon markets. She works with investors, companies, and partner organizations to promote the appropriate use of carbon credits in corporate climate strategies. Her goal is to ensure that corporate use of carbon credits and NCS enhances robust corporate commitments, provides credible climate change mitigation, and generates benefits for people and nature.
Before joining Ceres, Carolyn worked at Verra, where she played a central role in developing and growing the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). With a focus on natural climate solutions, she supported projects that reduce and remove emissions by protecting and restoring working and natural lands. Carolyn led the development of two methodologies for assessing the GHG impacts of agriculture and forestry policies for the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency. She also played a contributing role in a number of Verra’s landscape-based programs.