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Policy & Impact Lead
full-time by Toucan

Policy & Impact Lead

support the impact in the carbon market to enable an accelerated scaling of the market and regenerative action



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4 months ago

role overview

As our new Policy & Impact Lead, you will support Toucan’s Chairman and broader Executive team, ensuring we have a solid Policy & Impact function.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce product policy blueprints, reports & analyses on the market’s policy drivers and co-develop the next set of products that support the impact of creators and project originators/developers/owners in the carbon market and enable an accelerated scaling of the market and regenerative action.


  • leading of the research agenda on carbon policy carbon markets, with a focus on the voluntary market and its convergence with other carbon markets under Article 6
  • work with Product & Engineering in operating existing products and launching new ones in line with Toucan's theory of change for carbon markets and policies
  • representation of Toucan in the relevant fora and help extend the company's policy network
  • work both independently and as part of a broader team to de-risk policy developments
  • writing white papers on new initiatives, policies and programmes and engaging with the Toucan Ecosystem on upcoming changes relevant to the market
  • work with other functional leads to translate policy developments into workable solutions for the Toucan Protocol and its Ecosystem
  • providing the research and intellectual grounding for future product development focused on environmental/climate/carbon markets policy and finance


  • strong knowledge of carbon markets and international carbon pricing/trading, particularly understanding of international carbon trading as governed by Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, as well as the potential use of voluntary standards
  • Master’s or doctoral degree relevant to climate action, carbon markets, and/or environmental policies design and preferably work experience with an entity that has demonstrated the intent to be an innovator in the carbon market
  • ideally - an understanding of Web 3.0, crypto markets, stable-coins and their treasury functions, DeFi, ReFi, Liquidity Strategies etc. to be able to translate carbon market mechanisms into new Web 3.0 infrastructure based solutions
  • data literacy - ability to competently interpret and handle quantitative and qualitative data set
  • good knowledge on co-benefits estimation and understanding of how a Regenerative Carbon Market can be catalyzed that captures the value of Biodiversity, Water, Soil Health etc. and channels value to players in the value chain, that add the most value in generating the desired outcomes/impacts
  • understanding of Digital MRV initiatives in the carbon markets and how AI/remote sensing, blockchain, IOT, are or can be embedded in carbon methodologies
  • knowledge or interest in new emerging climate investment and climate action frameworks that are alternatives to or complementary to carbon credits/offsets or go beyond offsetting, e.g. SBTi framework, Insetting, Climate Contribution

culture & perks

  • a fun, fast-paced, and challenging work environment
  • brilliant colleagues who share your passion for addressing the climate crisis
  • support in developing your skills and career to be your very best

about us

At Toucan, we are building the infrastructure to reverse climate change.

Toucan exists to help us rapidly coordinate a response to our species’ most significant challenge.

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