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Pedro Moura Costa

Pedro  Moura Costa

Pedro Moura Costa is President at BVRio Environmental Exchange.


Biography:

Pedro is an international expert and entrepreneur in market mechanisms for dealing with environmental services, particularly in relation to greenhouse gas emissions. He is internationally recognised for his contribution to the development of many compliance as well as voluntary markets (from post-Kyoto to the CDM). In 1991, he created and ran the world’s first carbon forestry projects in Sabah, Malaysia. He has worked with the Government of Costa Rica to develop the world’s first greenhouse gas mitigation programme where he developed the world’s first carbon offset certification service worldwide. Pedro is a founding partner and chair of E2, an environmental finance concern, and of Guardiam, an investment company of the Amazon. He is also former President and Co-founder of EcoSecurities. He has a PhD from University of London and has published widely about environmental finance, carbon trading, GHG mitigation science and forestry, contributing to the IPCC reports that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He has been a visiting scholar of the University of Oxford, and has advised the World Bank, Aracruz Celulose, FAO, IPCC, Coopers & Lybrand, IBAMA (Brazilian Government), among others.