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Steven Panfil, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Project Development and Implementation, Green Climate Fund Agency

Location
U.S. (Arlington)
Languages
English, Spanish

Steven Panfil, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Project Development and Implementation, Green Climate Fund Agency

​Dr. Steven Panfil, Sr. Director, Project Development & Implementation, GEF & GCF Agencies, is an authority on protecting and restoring forests as a way to fight climate change.

Steve leads Conservation International's REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) policy team, and conducts research on ways in which REDD+ can be implemented to maximize social and biodiversity benefits. His experience with REDD+ includes the management of leading social and environmental standards, the development of training courses and publications, technical support to governments, and the design of REDD+ projects. Prior to joining Conservation International, Steve lived in Peru for 5 years, where he led a conservation programs in the Amazon basin and in the Andean cloud forest. He also was a resident of Bolivia for 5 years, studying the ecology of mahogany trees and the factors that drive the conversion between forest and savanna vegetation.  Steve holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Selected scientific papers

  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2015. REDD+ and Biodiversity Conservation: A review of t​he Biodiversity Goals, Monitoring Methods, and Impacts of 80 REDD+ Projects. Conservation Letters. Available online
  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2014. REDD+ and Biodiversity Conservation: approaches, experiences, and opportunities for improved outcomes. USAID-supported Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program. Washington, DC, USA.  Available online
  • Barquin, L., M. Chacon, S.N. Panfil, A. Adeleke, E. Florian, and R. Triraganon. 2014. The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework. Conservation International, Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Regional Community Forestry Training Center. Arlington, Virginia, USA. 167 pp. Available online
  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2014. A review of the biodiversity goals, monitoring methods, and short-term impacts of forest carbon projects. USAID-supported Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program. Washington, DC, USA.  Available online
  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2014. A review of the biodiversity goals and proposed monitoring methods in national REDD+ programs. USAID-supported Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program. Washington, DC, USA. ​Available online

Steve leads Conservation International's REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) policy team, and conducts research on ways in which REDD+ can be implemented to maximize social and biodiversity benefits. His experience with REDD+ includes the management of leading social and environmental standards, the development of training courses and publications, technical support to governments, and the design of REDD+ projects. Prior to joining Conservation International, Steve lived in Peru for 5 years, where he led a conservation programs in the Amazon basin and in the Andean cloud forest. He also was a resident of Bolivia for 5 years, studying the ecology of mahogany trees and the factors that drive the conversion between forest and savanna vegetation.  Steve holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Selected scientific papers

  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2015. REDD+ and Biodiversity Conservation: A review of t​he Biodiversity Goals, Monitoring Methods, and Impacts of 80 REDD+ Projects. Conservation Letters. Available online
  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2014. REDD+ and Biodiversity Conservation: approaches, experiences, and opportunities for improved outcomes. USAID-supported Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program. Washington, DC, USA.  Available online
  • Barquin, L., M. Chacon, S.N. Panfil, A. Adeleke, E. Florian, and R. Triraganon. 2014. The Knowledge and Skills Needed to Engage in REDD+: A Competencies Framework. Conservation International, Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Regional Community Forestry Training Center. Arlington, Virginia, USA. 167 pp. Available online
  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2014. A review of the biodiversity goals, monitoring methods, and short-term impacts of forest carbon projects. USAID-supported Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program. Washington, DC, USA.  Available online
  • Panfil, S.N. and C.A. Harvey. 2014. A review of the biodiversity goals and proposed monitoring methods in national REDD+ programs. USAID-supported Forest Carbon Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program. Washington, DC, USA. ​Available online
Talk to Me About
Biodiversity, Biodiversity Science, Capacity Development, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Conservation Science, Ecology, Ecosystem Services, Ecosystems, Forest Carbon Standards, Forests, International Policy, Metrics and Monitoring, REDD+, Tropical Conservation
Location
U.S. (Arlington)
Languages
English, Spanish