Dr. Agus Justianto has dedicated his professional career as civil servant for the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia since 1986. Currently, he is a Director General of Sustainable Forest Management, within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry since July 2021, following his appointment as Director General of Forestry and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency; Senior Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Forestry on Natural Resources Economics; Acting Director General of Climate Change. Previously, he held senior positions as Director of Forest Utilization Planning; Director of Forest Products Processing and Marketing; and Director of Forestry Training Center. He completed his undergraduate studies on forestry at IPB University in 1986, returning to earn a PhD in Agriculture Economics in 2005. In between, he earned a Master degree on Natural Resources at the University of New England in Australia in 1992. He actively involved at various fora on environmental and forestry issues including international negotiations and meetings, i.e. UNFF, UNEA, UNFCCC. Currently having position as Secretary of Advisory Board for Climate Change Policies. He was a Chairman of Indonesian National Forestry Council (2011-2016). In addition to his past membership on various forestry working groups, he was a member of Indonesia National Research Council; a Common Board Member of CIFOR-ICRAF. Currently, he is a Member of International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) Council and a Member of the Steering Committee of International Resource Panel, UN Environment as well as Leader of two ASEAN mechanisms for Senior Officials — Forestry (ASOF) and the Environment (ASOEN).
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