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Ciara McCarthy Joins Climate Impact Partners as Head of Technical Due Diligence, Strengthening Quality Assurance in Climate Solutions

Ciara McCarthy Joins Climate Impact Partners as Head of Technical Due Diligence, Strengthening Quality Assurance in Climate Solutions

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  • Ciara McCarthy brings over 20 years of expertise in sustainable agroforestry and natural climate solutions to Climate Impact Partners.
  • McCarthy will enhance the company’s technical due diligence processes, ensuring the highest quality and integrity of climate solutions.
  • Her appointment strengthens Climate Impact Partners’ reputation for delivering verified climate solutions with significant impact.

Ciara McCarthy Joins Climate Impact Partners

Sustainable agroforestry and natural climate solutions expert Ciara McCarthy, with over two decades of experience, has joined Climate Impact Partners as Head of Technical Due Diligence. McCarthy aims to further enhance the organization’s rigorous quality assurance processes.

McCarthy transitions from Verra, where she led the Natural Climate Solutions team, ensuring the integrity and high-quality credits for nature-based projects. Her career spans forest conservation across various ecosystems, focusing on afforestation/reforestation, biodiversity conservation, risk management, policy development, and environmental and social safeguards.

Leveraging her experience as a carbon, forestry, and biomass auditor, McCarthy will refine Climate Impact Partners’ due diligence processes, ensuring their climate solutions deliver maximum integrity and impact. “I am excited to join an organization driven by its laser focus on quality,” McCarthy said. “We need to ensure the voluntary carbon market can scale with integrity to deliver on climate, social, and biodiversity benefits.

Enhancing Quality Assurance

Rachael Nutter, Global Director of Project Development, commented: “Ciara’s appointment adds fantastic capabilities to our strong technical expertise. Quality builds integrity, and this is critical to establishing trust in the market. For us, quality assurance is at the heart of the solutions we provide – it is fundamental to our role as the trusted partner to our clients and our project partners.

Commitment to Excellence

McCarthy’s background includes serving as a Senior Lead Auditor for schemes like FSC, PEFC, and Rainforest Alliance. She is currently completing a Masters in Tropical Forestry at Bangor University. “Corporates channelling finance to nature-based projects should feel confident in communicating about these projects and making claims underpinned by high-quality carbon credits,” McCarthy emphasized.

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Recognized Leadership

Climate Impact Partners has been awarded Best Offset Retailer eleven times in Environmental Finance’s annual Voluntary Carbon Market Awards, recognizing its focus on quality and building trusted partnerships with projects and clients.

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