Muhammad ZAHRUL Muttaqin is a researcher at the Center for Socio-economic, Policy and Climate Change Research and Development (P3SEKPI) within Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia. His expertise and interests are forest economics and policy. He graduated from the Bogor Agricultural University with a Bachelor degree in Forestry and Master degree in Management in Agribusiness. He also obtained Master of Forestry and PhD in Environment and Development from the Australian National University. He has been involving in several research and development projects related to forest policy and governance and REDD+, including REDD+ research projects funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR); Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for the development of the Carbon Fund-based Emissions Reduction Program in East Kalimantan; research on climate change mitigation conducted by Forestry Research and Development Agency (FOERDA); and research on the role of protected areas for climate change mitigation supported by IJ-REDD+. He has been published international and national journals and participated in national and international fora in the form of seminars, workshops and negotiations.