Arief Wijaya is the Program Director of WRI Indonesia, and focuses on overseeing programmatic works falls under Agriculture, Forest and Landuse (AFOLU) portfolio, as well as Climate, Energy, Cities and the Ocean (CECO) portfolio. His expertise lies around tropical forest landscapes and their impacts on climate change, drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the tropics, low carbon development policies, and national GHG inventory.
Prior to joining WRI, he worked at Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics in Hamburg, Germany and focused on the analysis of drivers of deforestation/reforestation and spatial modeling of tropical landscape dynamics in the Philippines and Ecuador. Previously, he spent 4 years working at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based in Indonesia, and is responsible to integrate socio-economic and spatial data for analyzing drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in Indonesia, Vietnam, Peru, Brazil, Cameroon and Zambia. He was also an observer of UN Climate negotiations, following the progress of REDD+ and climate change mitigation negotiations.
He holds a PhD in Geoinformatics from Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany and MSc in Natural Resources Management from International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) The Netherlands.
Apart from the work, he loves cooking and enjoys Asian culinary, listening music and watching movies.
Forests and Landscapes in IndonesiaVisit Project
Data-driven analysis to support government and civil society actions for effective and equitable land-use in Indonesia.
Global Forest WatchLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
A dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.
Forests and Landscape Restoration/ Restorasi Hutan dan Bentang Lahan (RENTANG)Visit Project
Inspiring, enabling and implementing restoration on degraded and deforested landscapes, enhancing their economic and environmental productivity.
Indonesia Climate Data Explorer - Platform Interaktif untuk Data Iklim (PINDAI)Visit Project
An online platform for climate data and information visualizations that support many dimensions of climate policy making.
Open Climate Network Indonesia, Climate Policy OptionsVisit Project
Exploring different policy options for Indonesia to meet and/or beat its INDC while taking into account its development priorities
Forest Legality Initiative/ Inisiatif Legalitas KehutananVisit Project
WRI Indonesia is developing a Forest Legality Initiative portfolio based on the FLEGT approach, aiming to support the Indonesian government to utilize FLEGT to combat illegal logging and promote sustainable forest products investment
Partnership to Strengthen Transparency for Co-Innovation (PaSTI)Visit Project
PaSTI in Indonesia aims to enhance co-innovation between stakeholders to strengthen transparency of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction and to increase climate actions ambition.
Natural Capital Accounting for Coastal Ecosystem (NCA)Visit Project
Natural Capital Accounting for Coastal Ecosystem (NCA) project culminates the data-driven effort to inform coastal ecosystem management in Indonesia, in support to the sustainable development and blue carbon agenda.
Enhancing Climate Action in ASEAN/Meningkatkan Aksi Iklim di ASEANVisit Project
To enhance capacity and transparency of corporate climate actions in Indonesia and Southeast Asia by leveraging Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), to send a signal for a stronger national and regional climate target.
Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action (TASCA)Visit Project
Supporting the government with tools and resources to track progress toward meeting the national climate commitments and to strengthen climate action.