Pablo Pacheco is WWF’s Global Forests Lead Scientist, based in Washington, DC. He supports WWF’s Global Science Team and the Forest Practice that coordinates forest conservation actions across the globe. He is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia . He has an interdisciplinary background . He holds a PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, an Msc in Agricultural Economics and a BA in Sociology. Before joining WWF, he was Principal Scientist at CIFOR and coordinated the VFI team, and work on sustainable value chains under the CGIAR Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). His main research areas focus on the governance of forests, landscape change and transformation pathways, drivers and dynamics of land- use change, sustainable livelihoods, inclusive value chains and business models, and sustainable development.