Global Forest and Climate Change Programme

Our forest team is based at IUCN headquarters in Switzerland, with a satellite office in Washington, D.C., and forest focal points around the world.

IUCN - Headquarters
Rue Mauverney 28
CH-1196 Gland
Tel: +41 (22) 999-0261/3
Fax: +41 (22) 364-9720
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IUCN - Washington, D.C.
1630 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: +1 202-387-4826
Fax: +1 202-387-4823
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Twitter: @IUCN_forests
Facebook: IUCN Forest

Management team

  • Stewart Maginnis, Global Director - Nature Based Solutions Group; Director - Global Forest & Climate Change Programme
  • Carole Saint-Laurent, Deputy Director - Knowledge, Policy & Environmental Governance
  • Chris Buss, Deputy Director - Operations

Support team

Programme team

Regional forest contacts

  • Kenneth Angu, Regional Forest Programme Coordinator, West and Central Africa (PACO)
  • German Obando, Forest Governance and Economy Unit Coordinator, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean (ORMACC)
  • Scott Perkin, Head, Natural Resources Group, Asia (ARO)
  • Karen Podvin, Projects Officer, South America (SUR)
  • Mason Smith, Regional Programme Coordinator, Oceania Regional Office (ORO)
  • Robert Wild, Technical Coordinator – People & Landscapes Programme, Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO)
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