Alan Silayan
Specialist in Carbon Footprint Valuation and Carbon Offsets Project Development
M.B.A. in Natural Resources and Environment, B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering
Lead Low-Carbon Technology Expert for the Philippines & Head of Asia-Pacific Office, Transcarbon International
Alan Silayan is an active expert in climate change mitigation of over 10 years of experience, including 8 years of work in developing the carbon credit market in the Philippines. His local presence, coupled with his involvement in climate change mitigation issues specific to Asia and a broad international exposure, allowed him for a deep knowledge of the Asian context and culture, as well as for building and maintaining an extensive global network of resources relevant to the climate change arena. Throughout his career, he has worked with the private sector and coordinated with government agencies for the delivery of climate change mitigation projects and the design of innovative systems to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory in renewable energy, transport, agriculture, industry, and waste. He draws from a background in international standards compliance, while steeped in the context of developing countries in Asia, having worked in the implementation of numerous Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects. Alan further honed this expertise through his work with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the Philippine National Expert responsible for performing carbon credit due diligence and CDM project development for the bank loan programs in China, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

Alan is currently the Head of Transcarbon’s Asia-Pacific Office based in Manila and serves as Lead Low-Carbon Technology Expert for the Philippines and as Senior Consultant with special focus on Carbon Footprint Valuation and Carbon Offsets Project Development. As the Managing Director of CaFiS, the pioneering Philippine CDM consultancy firm first to serve the local market, Alan has played a pivotal role under challenging conditions, competing with large international companies, to generate significant industry buy-in of the CDM mitigation concept. CaFiS accounted for 15% of all projects in the Philippines, contributing to GHG reductions of approximately 900,000 tCO2e per annum. Experienced in climate-related and industry-oriented project coordination, he served as a consultant for projects in agricultural, renewable energy, waste, heavy industry, and transport sectors, as the specialist for the ADB E-Tricycle Project and the ADB Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) energy efficiency project, and has been instrumental in the implementation of low-carbon technologies (LCTs) in the Philippines in various industrial sectors, keenly aware of the gaps and opportunities in LCT transfer to the Philippines.

Alan Silayan received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Industrial Engineering from
the University of the Philippines at Diliman and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the TU-Bergakademie, International Management of Resources and Environment (IMRE) (Freiberg, Germany).

He is a citizen of the Philippines, a native Filipino and English speaker, fluent in German and with a basic knowledge of Spanish and Chinese.