A global comparative study for achieving effective, efficient and equitable REDD+ results led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). We are currently in the third phase, which focuses on the assessment of policy design and actual impacts of REDD+ policies and measures as a basis to achieving results in the broader context of landscape management, livelihood objectives and equity considerations. The project focuses on 7 target countries: Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guyana, Indonesia, Peru, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Within this project I lead the module on forest and carbon emissions monitoring. The research in this module aims to improve procedures and practices for estimating and monitoring carbon stocks of tropical forest landscapes to support better and more cost‐efficient measurement and monitoring systems and institutions for national and sub‐national REDD+ programmes. In addition, we aim to provide better data and assessments on mitigation policy options and the role of forests in setting country targets and planning mitigation activities in the broader land use sector.

I supervise 2 PhD candidates on the topics of quantifying tropical forests sinks and assessing drivers of deforestation with remote sensing time series. My own research focuses on assessing direct (land use change) and indirect drivers of deforestation, monitoring REDD+ performance and supporting REDD+ policy decision-making.

The project started in 2016.