2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


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Managing Director at Forest Carbon

Forest Carbon's mission is to reach 250,000 hectares of degraded tropical forest and wetland areas under active restoration and conservation management by 2025. At the beginning of 2020, the company has 23,000 hectares under active management and is a leading conservation and restoration project developer in Indonesia. Forest Carbon has a proven track record in attracting investment, leading technical design and managing operations. The company transitioned to project development in 2016, with its first large-scale peatland restoration project in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The company singed an investment of 5.1 million EUR in late 2017 and had credits available on the market by December of 2019. In February 2020, approximately $10.5 million in sales to respected global brands have been secured at a market premium price. The recognition of Forest Carbon's work on the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project continues to open up new partnership opportunities across Indonesia and wider Southeast Asia. Forest Carbon aims to build on this momentum and secure financing and partnerships for two additional projects in 2020.

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Jeffrey Chatellier is a conservation scientist who has advised major corporations and international environmental organizations on conservation finance, forestry, and sustainability for over 10 years. He holds a Bachelor's in International Affairs and Economics and a Master's in Environmental Science from Yale University. In 2010, he became a Partner and Director at Forest Carbon, an environmental consultancy based in Southeast Asia, overseeing the implementation of hundreds of environmental projects. Prior to this, he spent three years working on community reforestation and conservation projects in Senegal with the Peace Corps. In 2017, he closed a large conservation finance investment in Indonesia for the 23,000 ha Sumatra Merang Peatland Project that totaled 5.1 million Euros. He is currently overseeing the project's implementation and management. He is a published author on topics including sustainability, the forest carbon cycle, and mangrove ecosystems of Senegal. He is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, French and Mandinka.

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Support on developing market based tropical forest restoratation and conservation projects.

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