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<p>Will is the programme manager for the Climate Environment Programme, as well as a researcher in the green growth team. His research interests are in political and economic influences over management of forests and other environmental issues.</p>

Many of Will’s current projects focus on shaping private investment in forests and land – for example subsidies, fiscal policies and other public policy mechanisms for promoting investment in more sustainable production methods, and reducing the impact of key commodities on deforestation, and understanding the roles of the private sector in REDD+. Will has also contributed to a number of publications in the green growth team, covering fossil fuel subsidies, green growth, and the climate and poverty interface and is a co-lead for ODI’s work on the New Climate Economy project, including  project in Africa on land use, climate change and economic growth.

Will has been at ODI for 5 years. Prior to this he worked in UK environmental policy and programming, he has a degree in Biology from Oxford University, and an MSc in Environmental Technology (major in environmental policy and economics) from Imperial College London.

  1. Climate finance fundamentals 5: REDD+ finance

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Zero poverty, zero emissions: eradicating extreme poverty in the climate crisis

    Research reports

  3. Subsidies to key commodities driving forest loss

    Working papers

  4. International aid earmarked for saving forests in Brazil and Indonesia dwarfed by billions spent on subsidies for palm oil, soy and beef industries that cause deforestation - new report

    Press Release

  5. Fossil fuel subsidies in developing countries

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Indonesian climate change efforts at stake

  7. Review of literature on finance and policy interventions that support the environmental dimension of sustainable development

    Research reports

  8. Joining the dots to make a business case for REDD+ in Indonesia

  9. Fast Start Finance for forests: the challenge of maintaining momentum

    Research reports

  10. Zero poverty... think again: the impact of climate change on development efforts

    Working papers

  11. Building natural capital: how REDD+ can support a Green Economy

    Research reports

  12. What comes first: the beefburger or the cow? Four lessons for protecting forests.

  13. The private sector in REDD+ and green economies – from convening and coordinating, to pushing and pulling

  14. REDD+ in a green economy - Global Symposium


  15. REDD+ in a green economy


  16. Integrating REDD+ into a green economy transition: opportunities and challenges

    Research reports

  17. Three stepping stones towards integrating forests into landscape planning

  18. How can we strengthen sector coordination in order to support effective delivery of REDD+?


  19. Unlocking progress on REDD+: sector coordination in Uganda

    Research reports

  20. Can adaptation be a hook for local engagement in REDD+?