Land-Use & Forests (LUF) Innovation Officer

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Organisation: Gold Standard

This is a full-time position responsible for working on the development and piloting of new tools and methodological approaches (including remote sensing, proximal sensors, and models) for forestry, agriculture, blue carbon, and biodiversity. Applications range from carbon credit projects to impact claims (i.e., investment funds, landscape approaches, and insetting projects). The officer will report directly to the Senior Land use and Forests Innovation Manager, who is leading on the development and implementation of a LUF and biodiversity strategy for Gold Standard. This role will provide the right candidate with opportunities to understand how to drive finance to achieve greater impacts on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on biodiversity and land use & forestry.

About the organisation

Gold Standard is a standards body and thought leader that promotes the best that can be achieved in climate and development projects. It was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also delivered sustainable development benefits. Today, our standard, ‘Gold Standard for the Global Goals’, allows climate and development initiatives within carbon markets, corporate supply chains, and sustainable finance to manage, measure and maximise their impacts toward the Net Zero ambition of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Certification against the standard provides the confidence that these results are measured and verified, enabling credible impact reporting. ISEAL Code Compliant and backed by a broad NGO Supporter Network, Gold Standard has 2000+ projects underway in over 90 countries, creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.