ABOUT THE WRITER
Pablo is a Principal Scientist at CIFOR based in Bogor, Indonesia. He is the Team Leader of "Value Chains, Finance and Investments" at CIFOR, and coordinates Flagship 5 on "Global Governance, Trade and Investment" under the CGIAR Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). He holds a PhD in Geography from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, a Msc in Agricultural Economics and a BA in Sociology. His main research areas comprise the human dimensions of global environmental change, implications of trade and investment for forests and people, land and forests governance, landscape and agrarian change, regional development and land-use change in the tropics, and public-private institutional arrangements and governance systems for sustainable and inclusive value chains.
BY THIS WRITER
Analysis - 10 Jan 2017Illegal logging: A Russian nesting doll
A new report peels off the layers of complexity surrounding illegal logging, clarifying where and when interventions are needed
Analysis - 17 Mar 2016Why ‘zero deforestation’ is only one piece of the sustainability puzzle
Lessons from the Brazilian Amazon show it’s important to shift toward more sustainable land uses and look for ways to intensify beef production.
Analysis - 7 Jan 2016Zero deforestation in Indonesia: Pledges, politics and palm oil
Corporations and government share the goal of sustainable economic development but each faces its own challenges – so which rules should apply?
Feature - 17 Oct 2013Biofuels and forests: Revisiting the debate
The complexities of a sustainable biofuel economy reveals the need for improved land and forest governance across diverse scales.
News - 6 Jun 2012Rio+20: Exploring the livelihood and environmental impacts of biofuels in the tropics
Can biofuel production manage conservation and development trade-offs?
Analysis - 26 Jan 2012International investments in agriculture: Do the negative impacts outweigh the benefits?
A new report claims up to 80 million hectares have been traded away, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.