Naoko Takahashi

Forestry Office
REDD+ Team, Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Naoko is a Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She focuses on knowledge generation and technical assistance promoting sustainable and legal supply chains decoupling agriculture production from deforestation (‘deforestation-free’) and Forest/REDD+ finance, including enhancing finance solutions for sustainable agriculture and forestry practices. She has fifteen years of experience between FAO, bilateral organization, and consultancies, where she implemented forestry and climate change mitigation and adaptation/landscape approach/REDD+ projects, mainly across the Asia-Pacific, collaborating with agri-business corporations and climate finance investors through public-private partnerships that seek to integrate sustainable business development with natural resource conservation and landscape management.