Deputy Director, Forests
Fred Stolle is the Deputy Director of WRI's Forests Program.
He has advised the World Bank and the governments of Indonesia and the Republic of Congo on reduced deforestation programs as part of the UN Climate framework (UNFCCC). Fred is also involved in several international processes including the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI), Forest Carbon Partnership (FCPF), the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil, and the Forest Resources Assessment published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.
Fred started as a Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote sensing specialist at ITC (Netherlands), UNEP (Nairobi) and UNESCO (Jakarta). For two years he worked in Kenya where he lead a development of a coastal Atlas for Kenya, and lived for four years in Indonesia working on forests and land-use change issues. He has worked at WRI since 2003.
He holds a MSc in Landscape ecology and a PhD in Geography and also serves as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies .
Forests and Landscapes in IndonesiaVisit Project
Data-driven analysis to support government and civil society actions for effective and equitable land-use in Indonesia.Part of Climate
Global Restoration InitiativeVisit Project
WRI is partnering with governments, businesses, and communities around the world to restore millions of hectares of deforested and degraded land.Part of Forests
Global Forest WatchLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
Offering the latest data, technology and tools that empower people everywhere to better manage and protect forest landscapes.Part of Forests
African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100)Launch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
Restoring 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa by 2030.Part of Forest and Landscape Restoration