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Michael Jenkins

President and CEO

Forest Trends

Biography

Mr. Michael Jenkins is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Forest Trends. For more than a decade, Mr. Jenkins has worked as a tropical forester in Haiti, Paraguay and Brazil where he witnessed first-hand effects of extreme degradation of natural ecosystems. Previously, he led the MacArthur Foundation’s conservation and sustainable resource programme, taking a whole systems approach to build a financial and sustainability community and pioneering the concept of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). In 1998, Mr. Jenkins founded Forest Trends to advance these emerging environmental markets, adoption and spread of PES as a powerful conversation tool and means to mitigate climate change.