Fred Stolle

Deputy Director, Forests Program, World Resources Institute

Fred Stolle is a senior associate with WRI's Forests Program, working on the Global Restoration Initiative and Global Forest Watch. His work centers on forest landscape restoration, forest monitoring, and forest governance.

He has advised the World Bank and the governments of Indonesia and the Republic of Congo on reduced deforestation programs as part of the UN Climate framework (UNFCCC). Fred is also involved in several international processes including the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI), Forest Carbon Partnership (FCPF), the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil, and the Forest Resources Assessment published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

Fred started as a Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote sensing specialist at ITC (Netherlands), UNEP (Nairobi) and UNESCO (Jakarta). For two years he worked in Kenya where he lead a development of a coastal Atlas for Kenya, and lived for four years in Indonesia working on forests and land-use change issues. He has worked at WRI since 2003.

He holds a MSc in Landscape ecology and a PhD in Geography and also serves as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies .

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