Mariano Colini Cenamo

Mariano is a forester at the University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ/USP), and has large experience on working with forest carbon projects over the last ten years. In 2005 Mariano found the NGO Idesam, in the city of Manaus. Through a close cooperation with the State of Amazonas, Mariano played a fundamental role on the construction of the Amazonas State Policy for Climate Change (PEMC-AM), which has brought the Amazonas State into a leading position worldwide in terms of climate change mitigation and forest conservation. In the past years, he has been involved in many projects and initiatives related to REDD and forest conservation, providing consultancy and support to institutions like the World Bank, Government of Amazonas, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), Katoomba Group, AVINA, IPAM, TNC, and others.