Christopher Martius is Team Leader for Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development (CCE) at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. He is also Managing Director of CIFOR-ICRAF Germany gGmbH, a not-for-profit organization that represents the organization in Germany and Europe. He has a PhD in Biology (University of Göttingen, Germany), and 25 years of leadership experience in interdisciplinary approaches to development and climate change. He supervised CIFOR-ICRAF’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+, a research partnership in 15 countries. He also coordinated the Flagship Programme on climate change mitigation and adaptation in the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Christopher has published 175 articles on climate change, tropical ecology, soil ecology, and agriculture in scientific journals; he has co-edited 8 scientific books and co-authored over 120 policy briefs and communications to the public.