Mr. Peter Schlesinger

Member Scope 3 Monitoring of environmental services, including carbon, water, biodiversity

peter-urubamba-2012Peter Schlesinger, Managing Partner of PSForestry (PSF), has over 28 years of experience mapping and modeling environmental data using GIS and remote sensing technologies in developing countries. PSF is an independent service provider to customers developing or investing in forestry projects that generate carbon credits, long-term investment returns, and environmental and social co-benefits.

Peter is a seasoned expert in the support of Verified Carbon Standard-based REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation) and CDM (Clean Development Mechanism)-related forest carbon sequestration activities. As a pioneer in the development of satellite image mapping of vegetation and modeling of forest carbon in Amazon tropical and Russian boreal forests, teaching, development and assessment of monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems are among his fortes. He is currently based at The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Turrialba, Costa Rica, where he is pursuing a joint PhD in Natural Resources with the University of Idaho.