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John Verdieck

Director of International Climate Policy

Arlington, VA


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John Verdieck is the Director of International Climate Policy at The Nature Conservancy. In this role he works to improve policy coherence between international climate change rulesets and national-level action in the land sector.  John formerly worked at the U.S. State Department where he negotiated workstreams related to forests, carbon markets, and the Paris Agreement’s rulesets for Nationally Determined Contributions and greenhouse gas accounting.  John also manages TNC’s work related to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Carbon Offset Protocol, and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, a $1 billion fund for reducing deforestation.

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