Dr. Sean Weaver is an environmental financing consultant and a specialist in social enterprise for environmental protection.
Dr Sean Weaver is Principal of Carbon Partnership Ltd. – a climate policy, carbon market project design, and education consultancy. He has over 20 years experience as a practitioner/educator in environmental policy and management. Experience and track record in carbon project design, project fund raising, and project management, together with domestic and international climate change policy (New Zealand, Vanuatu, and Fiji).
He is also an UNFCCC negotiator for Vanuatu. He is an educational specialist in carbon markets and climate change science/policy with 6 teaching excellence awards at Victoria University of Wellington, and a National Teaching Excellence Award. Now focusing on climate change and carbon markets education for policy and business leaders, he has previously worked for Victoria University of Wellington (Senior Lecturer Environmental Studies Program); NZ Parliament (Policy Advisor), Environmental Consultant (IUCN, WWF), and the University of the South Pacific (Lecturer).
His work involves the marriage of ecology and economics, with a particular focus on using the voluntary carbon offset and ‘Payment for Environmental Services’ (PES) market for rainforest protection.
He is Executive Director of Ekos – a social enterprise rainforest carbon boutique.