Stephen Leonard


Climate Change Policy Analyst, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Stephen Leonard is a qualified lawyer and International climate change law and policy expert. He has provided strategic advice and policy and legal analyses on U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate law and policy, including on social and environmental aspects of climate change, to U.N. agencies, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, indigenous peoples, and legal and research centres across the globe. Currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia, he has provided senior level strategic advice to CIFOR for the past three years.

By this writer
Green Climate Fund makes first payment to Brazil for efforts to reduce deforestation
27 Feb 2019

The payments come not without controversy and ideas for systemic improvement

Human rights among top 10 topics to watch at Bonn climate talks
7 Nov 2017

Indigenous livelihoods at risk where land rights are unclear