I am a strategic advisor specializing in harnessing the power of markets to solve critical environmental issues and support sustainable development.

  • Developed projects and managed organizations operating around the world and under major international agreements, including the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer, and both the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement to address climate change.
  • Worked with a wide range of organizations, including the private sector, governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs and philanthropies.
  • Unparalleled experience and a broad network of contacts that I can draw on to make your venture a success.

David Antonioli

Founder, Transition Finance
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  • Between 2008 and 2023 served as Chief Executive Officer of Verra.
    • Led Verra to become the leading certification body in the voluntary carbon market and the standard-setter of choice for environmental markets and those dedicated to promoting sustainable development.
    • Grew staff from two to more than 140.
    • Spearheaded efforts to broaden the scope of the organization’s certification programs beyond carbon, to include promoting sustainable development and tackling plastic pollution.
  • Prior to working at Verra, worked at EcoSecurities, one of the pioneering companies developing projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
    • Led EcoMethane, joint venture between EcoSecurities and Biogas Technology that developed landfill gas-to-energy projects worldwide (Brazil, Chile, China, Mexico, Peru, South Africa).
    • Worked on key infrastructure and procedural needs for the then nascent voluntary carbon market.
  • Global Climate Change Advisor for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Mexico.
    • Worked closely with Mexican government and organizations to identify and implement initiatives to mitigate GHGs.
    • Oversaw efforts to develop baselines for both energy and forest projects.
  • Began international work at ICF Consulting.
    • Developed projects to recover/recycle ozone-depleting refrigerants around the world.
    • Supported several Latin American countries developing their GHG inventories.
    • Served on the team that verified the emission reductions achieved by one of the earliest GHG emission reduction projects.

Born and raised in Mexico City for 15 years and am fully bilingual and bicultural.