WE ARE DEDICATED TO DRIVING
INNOVATION IN BUSINESS MODELS THAT
DELIVER SUSTAINABILITY, CONSERVATION
AND THE FULL VALUATION OF
We understand that the world is locked in an ever-evolving balancing act between the
natural systems necessary for sustaining life, the availability of resources from those natural
systems and market economies driving the use and sustainability of both. We believe that
climate change is a policy and market failure that will continue until the global
economy is structured to truly value it's finite resources.
It is our strong belief that there is not merely a need, but an obligation for a fundamental shift in the paradigm of business in the new climate economy. We believe that economic growth and sustainability can go hand-in-hand and that there is a viable business model in sustainability as a product. We stand behind forest conservation as a market-driven product and believe that innovation and investment in such businesses will ultimately drive economic growth rather than inhibit it.
Jeffrey is an environmental scientist who has worked on and researched issues of conservation, forestry, and sustainability since 2007. He advises corporations and international environmental organizations on climate and forestry, sustainability and environmental risk.
DEPUTY TECHNICAL PROJECT LEAD
Ophelia has 17 years of experience in geospatial work of biodiversity, conservation prioritization, spatial planning, forest monitoring, land use mapping analysis, spatial modeling of habitat suitability and connectivity, sampling design, information system management, and capacity building. Her work has had over 1,600 citations to peer-reviewed publications including the Science for the extensive collaborations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and United States.
JOSH VAN VIANEN
TECHNICAL UNIT MANAGER
Josh manages Forest Carbon’s consulting wing, overseeing a technical team of 6 GIS and remote sensing experts in addition to multiple writers and researchers. Josh draws on a diverse background, with over 13 years of experience researching ecosystems and managing large-scale initiatives across the tropics and New Zealand. An ecologist by training, Josh has conducted extensive research on a diverse range of topics related to conservation, forestry, integrated landscape management and ecosystem services.
REMOTE SENSING TEAM LEAD
As the GIS/Remote Sensing Team Leader for Forest Carbon, Prasetya manages the day-to-day operations of a growing remote sensing team to produce spatial and land cover analysis for the design and assessment of tropical forest restoration projects. Prasetya has over a decade of experience in information technology and forest landscape analysis using high resolution satellite imagery and LiDAR. Prasetya also leads Forest Carbon's deployment of technologies for tropical forest monitoring, such as Unmanned Aerial Systems, IoT sensors and mobile GIS applications to provide better data and high resolution imagery to project management teams in the field.
Colin is experienced in the identification, assessment and development of forest conservation activities linked to climate finance and is a specialist in the Verified Carbon Standard project certification scheme.
DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE
Ms. Osmond is a trained lawyer with a background in business and environmental law in Indonesia. She holds a law degree from Atmajaya University and an LLM from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and is a member of the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI). She is an expert on conservation law in Indonesia and acts as the primary legal compliance officer for the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project. As the Indonesian Presidential Office’s UKP4 Representative in Jambi, she worked with relevant entities to implement a transparent licensing system for the mining and plantation sectors, resulting in a provincial regulation mandating the system. As the head legal adviser for the Indonesian Netherlands Association, she supported international investors with a desire to establish business operations in Indonesia, working throughout the country to improve the investment environment at the local level. She has also advised on land tenure and licensing strategy for multiple NGO's, including FFI, Winrock and the IFC.
Misnawati joined the Forest Carbon team as a Financial Manager in early 2018. She has a 12+ years experience in Finance, Accounting, Tax and Administration areas. Throughout her career, she has worked in a number of global companies in wide-ranging fields including Construction, Manufacturing, Logistic and Government Institution. Her key responsibility is to lead Project Financial Reporting in an efficient and timely manner.
EMISSIONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEAD
Sebastian is an ecologist specializing in tropical peatland, and has worked in the forestry, conservation and climate change space since 2011. Sebastian is experienced in advanced data analysis and statistical programming with open source software and has led research on forests and peatland ecosystems in Indonesia, Malaysia and Lao PDR on carbon dynamics. Sebastian holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Tropical Forestry Ecology, from the University of Göttingen in Germany and is completing a Ph.D. with post-doctoral research at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). With Forest Carbon Sebastian focuses on bringing technological efficiency to the process of data collection, VCS project design and emissions reduction modeling for peatland and tropical forest restoration projects. Sebastian also supports ongoing project development work for the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project (SMPP) through project verification, emissions monitoring and I0T sensor deployment.
DIRECTOR OF GROWTH
Devan advises on business development and communications, drawing on more than a decade of experience building relationships between the public and private sectors to support climate action. With an early career as a fundraising manager for the humanitarian NGO Mercy Corps, Devan has seen climate risk emerge firsthand while working on adaptation and sustainable supply chain programming from West Africa to Southeast Asia. Devan has also managed humanitarian response communications in post-earthquake Haiti and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa.
TECHNICIAN, GIS & REMOTE SENSING
Rizaldy is a member of the Forest Carbon GIS and Remote Sensing team in Indonesia. His work supports the efforts of the Senior GIS and Remote Sensing Associates and various other client technical needs.
MANGROVE & WETLAND SPECIALIST
Zoë is a marine scientist interested in coastal wetland ecology, particularly ecological restoration and climate change mitigation of mangrove forests and other blue carbon ecosystems. She has collaborated on scientific research, community-based wetland projects and environmental outreach throughout the United States, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia and Senegal.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, GIS & REMOTE SENSING
Jeremy leads all remote sensing, GIS and geospatial forest change modeling for the Sub-Mekong regional office in Vientiane, Laos, where he has been based since 2004. He has extensive field and technical experience in satellite ground truthing.
MUHAMMAD JUAN ARDHA
GIS & RS Associate
Muhammad Juan Ardha graduated from Institut Pertanian Bogor, and has ben working in GIS & Remote Sensing for HCV and HCS assessment projects for RSPO and FSC certification scheme since 2013. He has also worked on risk analysis for Trans-Papua road initiated by the regional government. Juan has developed many relevant skills though his work as a Land Use Change Analysis assessor and reviewer for RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil) under the RaCP (Remediation and Compensation Procedure) scheme.
Veronika is a member of FC team in Indonesia. Her major responsibilities focus on supporting team, office management and administration.
ANGGA G. PRATAMA
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CLIMATE & FORESTRY
Angga has strong interest in renewable energy and has experiences in managing multiple IT projects. Prior to joining Forest Carbon, Angga maintained a portal website related to climate change mitigation via forest carbon sequestration and storage across the Asia region.
Gabriel has been working as an advisor to governments and the private sector on climate change and forestry issues around the globe since 2006. He specializes in field-level biomass assessments, greenhouse gas emission reduction and REDD+ programs.
Tom is a well-known international, corporate and environmental lawyer who has also served as Founder & CEO of several international non-profit organizations and green technology companies. He is experienced in the management of investor pools and in the formation and funding of special purpose funds. In addition, as a former government official, lobbyist and attorney, Tom has written many laws and regulations as well as regulatory protocols for trade organizations and associations. In 2008, he served as the Managing Partner of Global Eco Rescue Ltd. A developer of REDD projects in Indonesia and other countries with offices in Jakarta, Geneva and London.