Pablo Pacheco

Global Forests Lead Scientist, Global Science

Pablo Pacheco
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Pablo is WWF's Global Forests Lead Scientist. Previously, he worked as Principal Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research based in Bogor, Indonesia. He led a team conducting global comparative research, outreach and policy engagement on forest governance, trade, and sustainable and inclusive value chains. He coordinated the Sustainable Value Chains and Investments Team under the CGIAR Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. He also worked at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, and conducted consultancy work for The World Bank and FAO.

His main research areas focus on the governance of forests, smallholder and community forestry, forest management and supply chains, landscape transformation and agrarian change, drivers and dynamics of deforestation and forest degradation, and institutional arrangements for forest conservation, management and restoration, and sustainable value chains. He has published extensively on these topics, and most of his publications are open access.

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Global Forests Lead Scientist


  • Ph.D in Geography from Clark University, Worcester MA
  • MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Universidad Católica Boliviana
  • BA in Sociology from Universidad Mayor de San Andrés

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest governance and institutions
  • Global environmental change
  • Land systems and deforestation
  • Markets and supply chains
  • Livelihoods and landscape change
  • Sustainable development