Senior Manager, Amazon Forest Policy
Areas of expertise: Climate change, REDD+, UNFCCC, zer0-deforestation supply chain commitments, Amazon's indigenous peoples
Chris Meyer leads EDF’s work with indigenous peoples in Central and South America, advocacy in multilateral policy making spaces such as the UNFCCC, and global supply chain commitments related to zero-deforestation.
He works directly with indigenous leaders, communities and organizations to insert indigenous rights and interests into national and international climate policies and to explore best practices for developing economic activities around environmental services. Chris currently leads advocacy efforts in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), UN-REDD program, and EDF’s forest conservation policy efforts in the UNFCCC.
Chris’s areas of expertise include tropical deforestation, indigenous peoples of Central and South America, zero-deforestation supply chain commitments, and best practices in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+).
Before joining EDF, Chris worked on coffee and micro-enterprise development in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer. He earned his M.A. in International Relations and international development from John Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Portland.