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Global Director of Forests Program, World Resources InstituteRod Taylor is the Global Director of the Forests Program at the World Resources Institute, a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. He oversees major programs including Global Forest Watch, the Forest Legality Initiative and theGlobal Restoration Initiative. Before joining WRI, Rod worked as the Forests Director at WWF International. In earlier roles at WWF, he coordinated the World Bank/WWF Forest Alliance and led WWF’s forest work in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his time with WWF, Rod worked as a forest policy adviser in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Rod began his career as a lawyer in Australia and has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law from the Australian National University.