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Conservation Research Institute


Project 1: Biodiversity, Forest Management and REDD+ 2021 
Supervisor: Dr Valerie Kapos (UNEP WCMC) and Professor Bhaskar Vira 

Almost 10 years after the publication of the global assessment report by the GFEP Global Expert Panel on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+, a new report is being written to follow up and update the latest available knowledge on the effects of REDD+ implementation. The goal is to produce a comprehensive peer-reviewed scientific assessment report and an associated policy brief on REDD+ by spring 2022. Professor Bhaskar Vira(Department of Geography) and Dr Valerie Kapos (UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UNEP-WCMC) are members of the consortium of lead authors for this report. They seek an intern with a demonstrable interest in the subject area (biodiversity, climate change and livelihoods) who is keen to develop their research and writing skills. The intern will be expected to work with the project leads in developing outlines for each of the key chapters for the report, identifying published literature and texts that are relevant to the main themes, and summarising and synthesising this information for inclusion in the final text of the report. This project will suit a well-trained social or natural scientist with an interest in understanding the role of forests in relation to climate change, biodiversity and livelihoods, and the governance and policy questions associated with the implementation of REDD+ and Nature-based Solutions. The ability to identify, summarise and synthesise information from published literature is essential, as are excellent writing skills.