Sarah Lupberger

Title: Landscapes Manager
Joined VCS: 2016
Languages spoken:English (native), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (intermediate)
Lives: Lima, Peru

Sarah works with the Sustainable Landscapes team, as well as with in-country partners, to support the development and implementation of the emerging Landscape Standard. She also works on the implementation of VCS’s post-Paris REDD+ strategy, including supporting the continued application of the VCS Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR) framework, other efforts focused on nesting, and emerging compliance opportunities.

Prior to VCS, Sarah worked at the national REDD+ focal point in the Ministry of Environment in Peru to design and implement cross-sectoral institutional reforms and measures to reduce deforestation and meet international carbon finance commitments. Sarah has also worked at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. and Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales in Lima, Peru, where she focused on forest and electricity governance.

She has a MESc from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and has a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Chicago.