As a Program Officer, Andrew serves as coordinator of the methodology approval process working with methodology developers and validation/verification bodies (VVBs) to assess and approve innovative and robust GHG accounting methodologies. In addition, Andrew coordinates VCS’ support of VVBs to provide training, guidance and assist them in applying the correct interpretation of the VCS rules. Serving in his role to support VVBs, Andrew also leads VCS’ involvement with the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Body Accreditation Committee (GVAC).
Prior to working at VCS, Andrew worked at Green Seal, Inc., a leading third-party ecolabel for products and services. At Green Seal, Andrew managed the development of numerous sustainability standards and managed the organization’s standard development policies and procedures to ensure conformance with Green Seal’s ANSI accreditation as a standard development organization and ISO standards for environmental certification and labelling.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the George Washington University where he focused on environmental and science policy.
Initiative for Climate Action Transparency
Supporting countries around the world in the evaluation of the climate, sustainable development and transformational impacts of their policies and actions
Verified Carbon Standard
The VCS Program is the world’s leading voluntary program for the certification of GHG emission reduction projects