President of C2I Methane Partners
Annika Colston is responsible for identifying and developing carbon offset projects including landfill gas capture projects and coal mine methane projects among others. A pioneer in the carbon market, Ms. Colston co-developed over 35 of the Kyoto Protocol’s initial carbon project documents and navigated the early stage policy and regulatory frameworks. Ms. Colston also developed 2E Carbon Access, a full service facility geared toward projects that were considered too small to participate in the Kyoto Protocol. Ms. Colston was drawn to the carbon markets after working in Africa with E+Co where she provided business development services and seed capital to clean energy enterprises. Prior to joining Blue Source, Ms. Colston was the US Country Director at EcoSecurities where she created the first-ever Kyoto Protocol-issued carbon credits by originating, developing and marketing the La Esperanza project in Honduras. She received her graduate degree in International Development and Environmental Policy from MIT and holds a BA in Environmental Policy and Economics from Boston University. She lives in New York City with her husband Greg and their two children, Grey and Eleanor.