Indufor provides services in all aspects and phases of REDD+ development. We have more than a decade of experience working with REDD+ in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Our REDD+ related projects are funded through the World Bank’s REDD+ programme Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and Forest Investment Programme (FIP) and also other funding sources, such as regional banks and bilateral donors. We provide mitigation solutions and low carbon emission plans on national, sub-national and landscape levels. We also develop concept notes for the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Our REDD+ and mitigation related services include:
- National REDD+ Strategy development
- Drivers of deforestation studies
- Benefit-sharing mechanisms
- Safeguards, Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) and the development of Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)
- Concept notes for Green Climate Fund (GCF)
- Institutional analyses
- Policy and legal analyses
- Reference Level (RL) and Measuring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) system development
- Designing national forest monitoring systems
- REDD+ stakeholder consultation and communication plans
- Greenhouse gas modelling and carbon footprint analyses.
Mr Gaudel has a master’s degree in Forestry (MSc For, 2019) from the University of Helsinki, and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering (2014). He is an expert in forest resource management, remote sensing and GIS. He has previously worked in the Lappeenranta University of Technology in Mikkeli, Finland, as a junior researcher in the promotion of sustainable wood supply through digitalisation and biomass supply potential evaluation. He has worked as forest inventory officer at Silvere and completed internship at Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland. He is fluent in English, Nepali, Hindi and has good Finnish language skills.
Senior Consultant, Forest Economist
Dr Sepul Kanti Barua has 15 years of professional experience in consulting, international development and research in climate change, environment, including forests and other natural resources, energy, agriculture and agro-commodities, trade and process industries. He holds Doctor of Science degree in Forest and Climate Change Economics from the University of Helsinki 2012 and was visiting doctoral scholar of environmental economics at Yale University, USA, in 2011. He has worked across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. His work covers sustainability, climate change solutions such as carbon capture in forests, renewable energy, REDD+ for private companies and investors investment planning, green economy, and economic modelling, especially in the forest and environment sectors. He has an in-depth understanding of the broader global sustainability, climate and development agenda. Dr Barua has authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific monographs and technical/scientific reports, working papers, and numerous project reports.
He is fluent in English, Bengali, Chittagonian and has fair proficiency in Finnish.
Senior Consultant, Forestry and Climate Change
Ms Rivas Palma, Senior Consultant, Forestry and Climate Change, holds a PhD in Forest Environmental and Social Valuation (2008) and a Master’s degree in Forestry Science (MForSc distinction) (2000) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand). Rosa’s expertise is in the provision of technical and policy advice on climate change issues as related to Land-Use Change and the Forestry sector. This includes greenhouse gas inventories and projections. Rosa is a qualified UNFCCC inventory expert reviewer. She has professional working experience in Asia, New Zealand, Africa and South America. Rosa is fluent in Spanish and English.
Head of Strategy and Sustainability (AU)
Blair Freeman, Head of Strategy and Sustainability with Indufor Asia Pacific (Australia), holds a Bachelor of Forest Science degree from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Blair has over 20 years of experience in providing advisory services on forest policy, strategic planning, natural resource management and sustainable development, across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
As project director and project manager, Blair has led a range of complex multi-disciplinary projects, including strategic reviews and program reviews relating to forest industry development, conservation and natural resources management. These projects have encompassed extensive stakeholder consultation and the provision of consulting advice to public and private sector clients, at executive and senior government levels.
Head of Climate and Sustainability (North America)
Daphne Yin advises on policy, investment, business, and community-driven solutions to strengthen the resilience of rural landscapes and ensure sustainable sourcing of forestry and agricultural products in North America, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She leads Indufor North America's sustainability services, including work on environmental and social due diligence and monitoring, technical assistance, and program evaluation and learning. She has advised on enhancing environmental and social performance and standards along the investment/project cycle of forestry and agricultural programs for public sector, private sector, and nonprofit clients. She serves as the environmental and social specialist for the European Investment Bank’s forest-climate lending portfolio in China.
Daphne previously worked at Forest Trends where she coauthored industry-leading reports on forest carbon finance and voluntary carbon markets. Her other prior experience includes work on advancing sustainable land use and climate solutions with organizations including Project Drawdown, UNIQUE land use, and Environmental Financial Products. She holds a Master in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Environment and a Bachelor in Political Science from the University of Chicago.