Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+):
I’m involved in several research activities on tropical deforestation and climate, including the Global Comparative Study of REDD+, coordinated by CIFOR (http://www.forestsclimatechange.org/). Research and policy advice include REDD global architecture, design and assessment of national REDD+ policies, and evaluation of local REDD projects. A key research activity concerns how to set reference levels at all scales (global, national, local) to measure impacts (effectiveness) of policies and projects, and to serve as the basis for international or national crediting of emissions reductions.
• Poverty Environment Network (PEN):
I’m the global coordinator of PEN, which is a tropics-wide research programme collecting detailed quarterly data from about 9 000 households in 360 villages in 25 developing countries on income, assets, forest uses, local institutions and more. The programme involves 38 PEN partners (mainly PhD students) and a dozen professors and senior researchers.