Shahira Esmail

Shahira is passionate about developing solutions for climate change by leveraging results based and market based mechanisms for reducing GHG emissions. In her role as Regional Director US Operations at Climate Smart Group, she implements scientifically sound and rigorous programs which result in the adoption of innovative practices, the quantification of environmental benefits and the reporting of these successes for the agricultural, forestry and clean-tech sectors. This includes developing the world’s first carbon credits from rice production in California and the Midsouth. Shahira has been been leading the San Francisco Chapter of Green Reads since 2016 and been a member of the WEN Board since 2017.