A lo largo de los años los bosques han sido destacados por el papel fundamental que cumplen dentro del ecosistema mundial. En la actualidad, ante los efectos del cambio climático percibidos con mayor intensidad por la población, los bosques representan una solución basada en la naturaleza porque permiten almacenar carbono en los tejidos vegetales y en el suelo, así como … [Lee más...] about América Latina, el monitoreo forestal y la mitigación del cambio climático
Javier Puig is a climate change specialist in the Climate Change and Sustainability Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He works in the climate finance area supporting the preparation of project proposals to be submitted to climate funds and in the execution of them. His experience is applied to forestry, agricultural and other land use projects (AFOLU). He has more than 20 years of international experience in the area of natural resource management and climate change. Before starting at the IDB, he worked in Australia managing historical land tenure studies to support legal resolution of aboriginal land claims. He also used participatory modeling processes and scenario planning jointly with aboriginal communities, rural communities and the livestock sector in northern Australia to explore climate change adaptation. In Latin America he has worked in areas of conservation and biodiversity, natural forest management, forestry, applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing, land tenure studies, climate change, modeling of carbon sequestration by secondary tropical forests, monitoring land use changes, including deforestation in the Amazon among others. Javier obtained a Forestry Engineer degree from the National University of Patagonia, Argentina and specialized with a Master of Science in Integrated Management of Natural Resources with emphasis on Tropical Forest Management in CATIE, Costa Rica. He also obtained specialization in Space Studies from the International Space University (ISU), France and a Doctorate of Science in Geography from the University of Bonn, Germany.