Valerie Merckx

REDD Team Leader

Main responsibilities:

  • Setting up, managing and developing the EU REDD Facility
  • Networking and coordination with FLEGT and REDD partners
  • Fostering coordination with multilateral and bilateral initiatives on REDD
  • Representing EFI and the EU REDD Facility.

Personal background:

Involved in the development of REDD since 2005: first, as a forestry expert for the French Government in the UNFCCC negotiations; then for the European Commission, and since 16 October 2010 for EFI in the REDD & FLEGT Unit.

Previously worked for the French Forestry Commission (ONF) in technical auditing of forest management plans, as head of a territorial forestry unit and finally on mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the forestry sector.

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