Projects, Products & Measurement Reporting

Projects, Products and Measurement – Gary Bull on Governance and Leakage

June 28, 2010
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Gary Bull from University of British Columbia discusses Governance and Leakage issues in REDD.

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Skype Interview: Adam Gibbon from Rainforest Alliance

June 18, 2010
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Adam Gibbon from Rainforest Alliance will be moderating the session on forest carbon project validation or verification.  Here Adam provides a brief overview of RA’s work that is relevant to the topic and outlines what they hope to accomplish during the event.
Adam Gibbon from Rainforest Alliance on Validation and Verification Session at Katoomba from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.

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Speaker Biography: Gary Bull, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Management, University of British Colombia

June 10, 2010
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Gary Bull has spent most of his early career working in a consultative capacity with forest products companies, resource based communities, various government agencies and environmental non-governmental organizations. Internationally, he has worked with organizations such as the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, the International Institute for Environment and Development in London, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome and the US Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. Recently, he has been supervising research projects with CIFOR, World Bank, Shell Canada,Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF, Iisaak Forest Resources Ltd., Forest Trends and FAO.

Gary has a background in commerce as well as three degrees in Forestry, specializing in economics and policy. He has an interest in global forestry policy issues and is currently studying forest and timber markets in Asia and ecosystem services markets in Afghanistan, Canada, China, Mozambique and Uganda . He is an advocate for interdisciplinary research.

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Speaker Biography: Joerg Siefert Granzin, Forest Trends

May 10, 2010
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Joerg Seifert-Granzin is a senior economist specialized in spatiotemporal analysis and valuation of environmental services. He has more than 15 years of experience in economic research on developing countries. Currently, he is advising different activities reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) of Forest Trends-Katoomba Group. Having been recruited as an integrated expert by the German Development Cooperation (GTZ), Mr. Seifert-Granzin coordinated the scientific and technical development of remote sensing, biomass measurement, and econometric modeling tools facilitating the implementation of national and subnational REDDs schemes in Bolivia and Cameroon.  Apart, he supervised subnational adaptation activities in the Bolivian lowlands. As FAN Bolivia’s Coordinator of Noel Kempff Mercado Climate Action Project he guided the certification process, revised the methodologies applied and edited the Project Design Document. Together with FAN’s environmental services’ team he conducted research on hydrological services and designed projects to conserve them.

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