Climate and Forest Economist
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REDD+, Climate Change, Biodiversity PolicyLocation:
U.S. - D.C./VirginiaLanguages:
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Dr. Jonah Busch is the Climate and Forest Economist at Conservation International. Busch is the lead author and developer of the OSIRIS suite of free, online, open-source, spreadsheet-based decision support tools for estimating and mapping the climate, forest and revenue benefits of alternative policy decisions for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). His scientific publications on the finance, scope, equity, reference level design and biodiversity co-benefits of REDD+ have appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Land Economics, Public Library of Science Biology, Environmental Research Letters, Environmental Science and Policy and Conservation Letters, as well as National Journal and theJakarta Post. He has advised on REDD+ for the governments of Norway, Indonesia, Bolivia, Suriname, the United Kingdom and California, the Global Environment Facility and the President of Guyana.
Busch served in the Peace Corps (Burkina Faso, ‘00-‘02) as a high school math teacher. He speaks French and Mooré fluently and is conversational in Spanish. He has traveled in more than sixty countries. Busch holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.