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Carbon Registry – India, Governance


Dr. Jagdish Kishwan, Chairman and Chief Coordinator

Internationally acclaimed Climate Change and Forestry Specialist with deep knowledge of practical issues in Wildlife and Agroforestry. He has been a distinguished member of the Indian Forest Service, and has held important assignments including that of the Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), the prestigious forestry research organization of national and international repute and concurrently as Chancellor FRI University, and the Head of Forest Force, Jammu and Kashmir State. He was the Lead Negotiator of the country in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the subjects of Forestry and LULUCF from 2006 to 2014. Over the years, he was involved in varied projects, e.g., securement of elephant corridors, integrated wildlife management plan, and also served as National Coordinator of Asia-Pacific Agroforestry Network (APAN) of FAO.

He has authored/presented more than two dozen papers on various aspects of climate change related to forests and wildlife, forestry, and agroforestry including REDD+ in journals and in national and international workshops, seminars and meetings. He has also co-edited ‘India’s Forests’ published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. He is also an IRCA Certified Lead Auditor for FSC Certification of Forest Management.

Sachin Jain, Secretary NCCF

An internationally recognized expert in auditing FSC- Co C & FM Certification, third-party monitoring and evaluation, environmental certification programs, etc. He has contributed and directed various projects on sustainability, climate change, monitoring, evaluation and afforestation.

Mr Sachin Jain is also the Managing Director of Sara Abode Pvt Ltd. India’ s leading Prefabricated Wooden Houses manufacturer. Sara Abode is the exclusive distributor of Kontio, Finland for India and South Asia region. Kontio is the largest log manufacturing company in the world with over 45 years of expertise in the Scandinavian wood treatment technology.

Richard N. Bright, CEO Carbon Registry-India

A seasoned IT, digital transformation leader and environmental enthusiast with over 25 years of experience.

Richard, has been part of NCCF since 2019 and presently heads Carbon Registry-India as CEO with a mission to build a community of people that are passionate about solving environmental problems.

Prior to joining NCCF, he has served as Director at Teleperformance, heading global software service delivery for multiple countries and before that he held leadership positions with companies like Intelenet Global Services, Serco, Kuoni, Business Travel International and Sita-Western Union.

He has a masters degree in computer application, is a certified Prince 2 practitioner, Cisco professional, ITSM, Robotics automation expert and ISO 27001 LA.