Martin Noponen

Climate Director, Landscapes & Livelihoods

Martin Noponen leads the technical support and coordination on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and activities across multiple Rainforest Alliance projects and programs.

He leads the Rainforest Alliance's development of climate-smart and adaptation initiatives that help farmers and communities enhance their resilience and has extensive experience in designing, managing, and evaluating community-based forest carbon projects for the benefit of climate change adaptation and mitigation, conservation, and livelihood provision.

Noponen holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Bangor in Wales and CATIE in Costa Rica, where he focused on the carbon and economic performance of coffee agroforestry systems in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; an MSc in Forest Protection and Conservation from Imperial College London; and a BA in Development Studies and Music from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is a keen furniture maker and enjoys managing his own woodland in his spare time.

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