13 March 2014
Winrock International announced today that Ken Andrasko will become the organization’s new director of Ecosystem Services, succeeding Sandra Brown, who will continue at Winrock in her role as chief scientist of the Environment Group.
Andrasko formerly served as senior carbon finance & methodology specialist with the World Bank’s Carbon Finance Unit and was a core founder of the $850 million Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, which assisted more than 40 tropical countries in developing national programs to reduce deforestation and greenhouse emissions. Before that, he worked 18 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he led EPA’s 2005 major study of U.S. forest and agriculture climate mitigation options. He also served on the Clinton administration's Kyoto United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiating team from 1999 to 2001.
“Ken’s extensive knowledge, experience and technical acumen, developed over three decades of successful leadership in climate change, will help us continue to be a leader in addressing the challenges of climate change,” said Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson.
“I am privileged to join Winrock’s Ecosystem Services unit, which has a stellar global reputation for innovative methodological work, to help carry forward Sandra Brown’s legacy into the future to address emerging issues and ideas,” said Andrasko. “The Ecosystem Services unit has outstanding technical expertise in its seasoned staff, who consistently find new ways to sustainably finance ecosystem restoration, pay for environmental services, and mitigate and adapt to climate change confronting both the U.S. and developing countries.”
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