ABOUT THE WRITER
Sven joined CIFOR in February 2000 and works as a Senior Economist in the Livelihoods Programme. His research includes areas such as payments for environmental services, deforestation, and poverty. Previously, he has worked for IUCN, the Center for Development Research in Denmark and Danida. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1992 and a DSc in Forestry from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen in 2001.
BY THIS WRITER
Analysis - 8 Jan 2017How effective are tropical forest conservation policies?
New collection of research analyzes why some conservation initiatives outperform others
News - 18 May 2014The hidden forest harvest, quantified
The world’s rural poor are more dependent on forest and environmental resources than we realize.
Analysis - 3 Jan 2014BEST OF 2013, POLEX: Should the media pay for wildlife conservation?
Wildlife films are a powerful tool in conservation and environmental issues, yet conservation activities remain grossly underfunded.
23 Nov 2012Will uncertainty over new climate agreement prolong the REDD+ stalemate?
As negotiators thresh out the finer details of the Durban Platform in Doha, with no meaningful emissions reductions targets until 2015, what will happen...
16 Oct 2012Forests or Agriculture: not necessarily an ‘all or nothing’ trade-off
BOGOR, Indonesia (16 October, 2012)_Making informed decisions on how to reduce carbon emissions from forestry and agriculture requires some solid knowledge...
Event Coverage - 10 Oct 2012Can we break the REDD+ stalemate?
While negotiators decide on a clear long-term strategy, the question over ‘who pays?’ continues to cause controversy.
17 Oct 2011The Matching Game: More on Protected Area Effectiveness
A metastudy by Porter-Bolland et al. shows how most peer-reviewed case studies have found community-managed forests to disappear less rapidly than strictly...