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Mark Moroge

Vice President, Natural Climate Solutions


Areas of expertise:

Climate change mitigation and adaptation; forest conservation, environmental policy, environmental markets, sustainable development, sustainability standards, corporate partnerships, coalition building.


As Vice President of Natural Climate Solutions at Environmental Defense Fund, Mark drives overall vision, strategy and leadership of EDF’s work to advance natural climate solutions globally. 

Working hand in hand with colleagues across EDF and a broad network of external partners, EDF’s Natural Climate Solutions work takes a systems change approach, harnessing science, economics, policy and corporate partnerships to accelerate financing for, and implementation of, natural climate solutions that hold the highest value for the climate, nature and people.


Mark is a seasoned climate and sustainability leader. Previously, he served for 13 years at the Rainforest Alliance.  Most recently, he led the organization’s work in Latin America, guiding a team of >140, from Mexico to Brazil, in the design and execution of a wide range of tropical forest conservation solutions.  These ultimately led to directly strengthening conservation across several million hectares of high-risk production landscapes, contributed to improving the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farm and forest community members, and resulted in co-creation of innovative global initiatives such as LandScale.

BS (summa cum laude), Natural Resources Ecology & Conservation Biology, University of Idaho

BA (magna cum laude), Spanish Language & Literature, University of Idaho


J. Hayward, G. Gondolini, O. Bach, M. Moroge. (2012). Using Certification to Support Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture; chapter in Climate Change Mitigation and Agriculture.

M. Noponen, M. Moroge, G. Kissinger. (2015). Private sector investment in landscape approaches: the role of production standards and certification; chapter in Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice.

J.C. Milder, M. Moroge, S. Shames. (2015). Operationalizing climate-smart agricultural landscapes: the case of a tea- producing landscape in Kericho, Kenya; chapter in Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice.