Igino Emmer holds a PhD in Earth Sciences and has been working in the field of land use and climate change since the early 1990s. He built up experience in the development, management and certification of AFOLU projects in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and The Netherlands, coordinating work with experts from various environmental, social, economic and legal disciplines, in governmental and non-governmental organisations, and business. He has been a member to the A/R Working Group of the UNFCCC’s CDM Executive Board, the Technical Advisory Group of the VCS AFOLU standard, is a member to the CI/IUCN Blue Carbon Working Group, member to the FAO Working Group on Peatlands and has been the lead author of the VCS WRC requirements and various AFOLU baseline and monitoring methodologies.

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Moritz von Unger holds a PhD in international law and is senior counsel and attorney (Rechtsanwalt) specializing in public international law and international ecosystem transactions. He has extensive experience in advising on regulatory questions concerning emissions trading worldwide, climate finance mechanisms, carbon project structuring and due diligence, and, in particular, structuring AFOLU projects. He assists both the private sector and governments with carbon-related interventions, and he is an expert in high-level regulatory and institutional country climate transformations. As a former member of the European Commission staff, he is also a hands-on expert on public and administrative law and familiar with working within international organizations. Until March 2012 Moritz headed the Climate Focus legal practice. Moritz is member to the FAO Working Group on Peatlands.