Executive Chairman and Founder of IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Fitrian Ardiansyah is Indonesia Country Director at IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative. He has more than 17 years working experience in the field of ecological and environmental economics, natural resource management, integrated spatial and land use planning, sustainable commodities, sustainable forest management as well as climate change and energy. His geographical coverage of works includes areas inside Indonesia, Australia and the Asia Pacific. He is also a board member of Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro), a regional committee member for Tropical Forest Alliance 2020/World Economic Forum (TFA2020/WEF) in Southeast Asia, a council member of SAWIT Challenge, a committee member of the Development of National Competency Standard of Sustainable Coffee (RSKNNI), and a core-group member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM). In the past, he was Adviser and Program Director for Climate and Energy, WWF-Indonesia. In the field of climate and energy, he was one of the experts of the Indonesia Forest Climate Alliance (IFCA) focusing in developing the framework of REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) in Indonesia and serving as a member of Indonesian Official Delegates to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change). He was also advising and helping various think-tank organisations focusing on climate change, environmental management and energy such Pelangi Indonesia and Article 33. He was Adjunct Lecturer and Researcher at Paramadina Graduate School of Diplomacy (PGSD) and Fellow at the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW). He conducted his doctoral research at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Fitrian has been active in writing articles and contributing to publications for reputable media and organizations. He was a regular author for “Road to Copenhagen” column in 2009 – continued as “Climate Solutions” in 2010 – for the Jakarta Post. Since 2011, he has been acknowledged as Fellow by the International League of Conservation Writers. He is also an accomplished speaker at different national and international fora.