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 Arttu Pienimäki holds a master's degree in forestry from the University of Helsinki (2014). He specializes in tropical silviculture, plantation forestry, climate change and forest carbon. He has worked several years in East Africa with topics related to the development of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in forestry, design and implementation of forest inventories and other forest sector surveys, forest carbon stock assessments, plantation establishment operations, and the project cycle management. Arttu is an experienced data analyst and a hands-on field expert, with considerable experience in overseeing and participating in field measurement campaigns. His native language is Finnish, and he is fluent in English with competent skills in Swedish and German.
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 Climate and Sustainability (North America)
Daphne Yin leads Indufor North America's sustainability services, with a focus on strengthening the resilience of forest landscapes for people and nature. She has provided due diligence, technical assistance, monitoring, evaluation, and learning support to advance conservation and restoration initiatives across the program/investment cycle. She has professional working experience in Asia, Latin America, Africa, North America, and Europe.
Previously, Daphne worked on sustainable land use and climate finance solutions at Forest Trends, 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. On the side, she practices as a forest therapy guide. She is fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin), with intermediate skills in French.
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.
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.
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) from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He specializes in forest resource management, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Rabins leverages these skills to analyse and monitor forest resources, contribute to informed decision-making, and optimize supply chains. He has good experience in fieldwork, data analysis, and creating visually appealing cartographic representations. Most recently, he has been involved in the European Space Agency's Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) program, which aims to incorporate satellite data into projects conducted by International Financial Institutions. In addition, he is engaged in projects in Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Indonesia. He is fluent in English, Nepali, and Hindi and has good Finnish language skills.