Janice McMahon

Janice McMahon


Janice McMahonMs. McMahon is the President of Aster Global Environmental Solutions, with over 19 years of experience in ecology, forestry, natural resources, GHG emissions inventory and reduction projects, and GHG validations/verifications.

Ms. McMahon specializes in natural resource management projects including carbon sequestration feasibility assessments, development/implementation of management plans for enhancement of ecosystem services, assessment of GHG emissions and reductions, development of environmental asset tracking programs, GHG validations and verifications, endangered/ threatened species assessments, habitat management plans, and integrated ecosystem services plans. She is a Certified Wildlife Biologist under The Wildlife Society (TWS) guidelines and was a CSA Standards Certified GHG Verifier and Inventory Quantifier.

Ms. McMahon was instrumental in establishing ESI as an authorized GHG validator/verifier for The Climate Registry (TCR), British Columbia Reporting Regulation, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), California Air Resource Board (ARB), American Carbon Registry (ACR), Natural Forest Standard (NFS), Plan Vivo, and Climate Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA).

Ms. McMahon led Aster Global through the process of receiving accreditation from American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 14065:2007 for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies and continues to oversee Aster Global's processes and accreditations. The scope of accreditation includes ISO 14065:2013, ISO 14064-3:2006, verification/validation of assertions related to greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals at the project level for Land Use and Forestry (Group 3), and verification of assertions related to GHG emissions and removals at the organizational level for the following sectors: General (Group 1), Manufacturing (Group 2), Power Generation (Group 3), Mining and Mineral Production (Group 5), Metals Production (Group 6), Chemical Productions (Group 7), Oil and Gas (Group 8), Waste (Group 9).

Ms. McMahon is responsible for leading Aster Global, which includes client and team coordination, proposal preparation and review, marketing presentations, maintenance of Aster Global Environmental Solution’s ANSI accreditation and Management System, and quality assurance and quality control for projects in the United States as well as the international market. Ms. McMahon also leads lectures and seminars throughout the United States and internationally regarding the carbon markets and opportunities and GHG emissions offset project validations/verifications.

Janice's Resume

Education Level:

M. S. Wildlife Science, Auburn University, 2000
B. S. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Minors in Forestry and Zoology, University of Florida, 1998

Years of Experience:


Professional Affiliations:

  • The Wildlife Society
  • Society of American Foresters


  • ICAO Certified CORSIA Verifier
  • The Wildlife Society Certified Wildlife Biologist®
  • ISO 14064 Series Class Certifications (GHG Management Institute)
  • Climate Action Reserve – Orientation for Verifiers
  • The Climate Registry, Verification and Accreditation Orientation
  • Master Tree Farmer
  • Master Wildlifer Program
  • GT Management and Mitigation Professional
  • Certified Wetland Professional in Training

GHG Validation and Verification Experience

Ms. McMahon has been conducting third-party validations and verification since 2007 and the company has been accredited by ANSI under the ISO standards previously identified since March 2010. Ms. McMahon has been the Lead Verifier on over 50 organizational-level GHG inventory verifications (BC and TCR) and has provided technical review or QA/QC on 100+ AFOLU offset projects and methodology assessments for VCS, CCB, CAR, ACR, ARB and NFS.

Specific Project Experience

American Carbon Registry ( ACR )
California Air Resources Board (ARB)
British Columbia (BC)
Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
Climate Action Reserve (Reserve)
Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA)
Natural Forest Standard (NFS)
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA)
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