Lydia Sheldrake

Lydia is Director of Policy and Partnerships at VCMI. She leads the team working on external communications, and engagement and collaboration with companies, governments, civil society and other initiatives involved with carbon markets.

Previously, at Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Lydia advised on the design and delivery of programmes and tools designed to raise the bar on corporate climate action, including VCMI’s Provisional Claims Code of Practice.

Prior to CIFF, Lydia spent five years in Government representing the UK in international negotiations on climate and trade. In the run up to COP26, Lydia was Head of Voluntary Carbon Markets and led the UK Presidency support to establish VCMI as an independent multi-stakeholder initiative.

In private and non-profit sectors, Lydia has advised multinational corporations on environmental reporting and sustainable supply chains.

She has a BSc (Hons) in Biology from Imperial College London and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.

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