Jacob Werksman

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Here, Werksman discusses the need to improve sustainable forest management through increasing the capacity to police logging and international borders. He also discusses the need to protect the rights of people who depend on the forests and the need to concentrate more on other eco-services that forests provide.

Jake Werksman is an international lawyer, specializing in international environmental law and international economic law. He directs the Institutions and Governance Program at the World Resources Institute. From 1991-2002 Werksman served as a lawyer, programme director, and, for four years, as Managing Director of the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) where he provided legal advice and assistance to governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations. Prior to joining WRI, Mr Werksman served as an Associate Director in the Global Inclusion Program of the Rockefeller Foundation. From 2002-2004, he was Environmental Institutions and Governance Adviser to the United Nations Development Programme, in New York where he provided policy advice to UNDP’s headquarters and country offices. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of law at New York University, and at Georgetown University, and an active Member of the State Bar of California.

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