Dr Sunil Sharma, Senior Forestry Specialist

Sunil is an expert in climate change mitigation. He is instrumental in working with Pangolin’s team on forestry projects under the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund (formerly the Carbon Farming Initiative, or CFI).

Sunil also specialises in the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) mechanism. He is a REDD, Improved Forest Management (IFM) Methodology, and Jurisdictional Nested REDD Program specialist under the Voluntary Carbon Standard Association (VCSA). This is an international standard for greenhouse gas accounting in the voluntary carbon market.

Sunil held an adjunct academic position as Senior Lecturer at the School of Environment at Flinders University, South Australia, between 2013-2016. He is a professional forester with over 20 years of experience and academic credentials. Sunil has provided technical services to a number of forestry carbon projects under the Australian Government’s schemes. His team received funding from the Department of the Environment for developing a Woodland Rehabilitation Methodology under the CFI. The methodology has been submitted to the department for approval.

Sunil has a great passion for natural resource management and sustainability. He is determined to provide excellence in the project development and accreditation processes of CFI, REDD+, Remote Sensing and GIS. In addition to forestry services, his work extends to ecosystem service assessment, NR project evaluation, and stakeholder consultation.

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