Amy Duchelle

Team Leader - Climate Change, Energy & Low-Carbon
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Amy Duchelle is a Senior Scientist in the Climate Change, Energy and Low Carbon Development Team at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia. Her research interests include forest-based climate change mitigation, impact evaluation, and jurisdictional approaches to sustainable development. Prior to moving to Indonesia, Duchelle was based at CIFOR’s office in Brazil, where she lived and worked for many years. She holds a B.A. in biology from Colorado College, a M.S. in conservation biology and sustainable development from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Ph.D. in tropical forestry from the University of Florida. She currently leads CIFOR’s work on analyzing the effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and co-benefits of subnational REDD+ and low emissions development initiatives through the Global Comparative Study on REDD+.

Forest-based climate change mitigation; conservation impact evaluation; smallholder and community forest management.