The research group is directed by Siddharth Yadav, who works collaboratively with a team of technical advisors (Technical Advisory Board), verifiers and local experts across the world. This research effort is initially funded by a consortium of non profit organizations under independent leadership.


Siddharth has evaluated more than 1000 carbon mitigation projects in 62 countries. During 2007-14, he headed the technical teams of a United Nations accredited Designated Operational Entity – SGS United Kingdom Ltd. He also chaired the Designated Operational Entity Forum during 2008/09 – a body representing global verifiers at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. 


Siddharth has a degree in Engineering and a post graduate degree in Environmental Change and Management from University of Oxford.