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Bernardo B. N. Strassburg

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Dr. Strassburg is an economist and social scientist working on the sustainable use of land and its resources, conciliating production needs, environmental services and social development, by developing interdisciplinary research. Dr. Strassburg is the founder and Executive Director of the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS Rio), coordinator of the Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science (CSRio) and Assistant Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in Brazil. He has led a number of projects in the interface of REDD, biodiversity, improved land use, ecological restoration and financial incentives and published thousands of papers and reports on these topics. Has provided consultancy to the United Nations, the World Bank, Conservation International, World Wide Fund for Nature, the Brazilian and British governments, among others. Dr. Strassburg also coordinates the Economics Working Group of the Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Rainforest.

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