Frances Seymour is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a senior advisor to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She is leading a project designed to create global consensus on the importance of forest conservation, and to promote results-based financing for REDD+. Previously, she served as director general of the Center for International Forestry Research and was a founding director of the Institutions and Governance Program at the World Resources Institute.
Rain forests play a crucial role in climate stability, support sustainable livelihoods and contribute to the resilience of households and societies. Investment in protecting these forests offers a rare triple win for climate, says Frances Seymour, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.