Agus Justianto has worked for the Indonesia Ministry of Forestry since 1986. Currently, he is the Director General of Forestry and Environment Research and Development and Innovation within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, following an appointment as senior advisor to the Minister for Natural Resources.
Justianto is actively involved in various forums of environmental and forestry issues including international negotiations. His roles include Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change in Indonesia, the Indonesia Focal Point for the Forest Investment Program, and he serves as member of the steering committee of the International Resource Panel, UN Environment and chair of two Association of Southeast Asian Nations mechanisms for senior officials — Forestry (ASOF) and the Environment (ASOEN).
Previously, he held senior positions within the Ministry of Forestry, such as director of Forest Products, Processing and Marketing, and Director of the Forestry Training Center. He has also served as chair of the Indonesian National Forestry Council. Justianto completed undergraduate studies in forestry and earned a Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Indonesia’s Bogor Agricultural University. He also earned a Master’s degree in natural resources at Australia’s University of New England.