Roman Czebiniak

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Roman Czebiniak

Director, Nature Based Solutions & Climate Private Sector
World Resources Institute

Roman Paul Czebiniak is an attorney, founder, and director with 25 years’ experience on climate and nature issues, with an emphasis on tropical forests. Based in Washington, DC, Roman is WRI's Nature-Based Solutions and Climate Private Sector Director. Prior to joining WRI, Roman worked in Indonesia, advising some of the world’s largest philanthropies and businesses as Co-founder and International Director of EcoNusantara (a private mission-driven consultancy based in Jakarta), and Founder and CEO of The Forest Institute (a non-profit global solutions lab). Beforehand, he was the Center for Biological Diversity’s Conservation Director, serving on its three-member executive team, and overseeing six programs with over 80 scientists, attorneys, and policy advocates. He previously built successful teams and coalitions that helped produce historic land use and climate change legislation in California and the inaugural UNFCCC agreement on deforestation alongside a $5 billion commitment for tropical forests, before focusing on the private sector.

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