As Director of Regional Outreach, Angelo is responsible for Verra’s engagement with country governments to pursue the endorsement of environmental and social markets and the use of Verra’s standards in order to meet their climate and development aims. Angelo also leads in influencing policy dialogues that channel finance, technology, and capacity to key stakeholders, mainly in developing countries, with a view to strengthening the role of Verra’s standards.
In previous roles at Verra, Angelo was Manager for REDD+ Market Development, promoting the VCS, CCB and JNR Programs with private and public entities. Most recently, Angelo held the position of Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting the use of standards and programs administered by Verra in the region.
Prior to joining Verra, Angelo worked from 2003 to 2018 for the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF) of the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture as Head of the Climate Change and Environmental Services Unit. In this capacity, he assumed the role of National Focal Point of REDD+ within the UNFCCC, and served as the official counterpart to initiatives such as FCPF, UN-REDD, COSUDE, GEF and GCF, among others. He also led the formulation and implementation of the National Strategy for Climate Change and Vegetational Resources of the Chilean government.
Additionally, Angelo spent parts of his career as a university professor, teaching classes in sustainability and climate change matters, and as an evaluator of national and international projects.
Angelo is a Forest Engineer from the Universidad Santo Tomás, Chile, with a Diploma and Master’s Degree in Business and Administration (MBA) in Sustainable Management, from the University of Lüneburg, Germany.