Edwin Aalders has 20 years of experience as an assessor in Environmental Auditing and accreditation. In 2004 he became the Director of the International Emission Trading Association (IETA) which he held till 2009. In addition to his role as Director of IETA he held the role of Acting CEO for the Verified Carbon Standard Association (VCSa) between 2007 and 2008. After leaving IETA , Edwin became a Partner with IDEAcarbon before joining DNV as Director CDM Services/Approver at the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department in 2011, where he is now their Business Development Manager Climate Change Services. Mr. Aalders has lived and worked in many global regions, in particular Latin America, Africa and Australasia, and has been involved in developing new environmental markets and programs, such as; SGS' Carbon Offset Verification Services, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Organic, GLOBALGAP and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Program. During his work with IETA, Mr. Aalders was responsible for UNFCCC process such as the CDM & JI as well as the voluntary market and the ultimate set up of the VCS.