Fitrian Ardiansyah is Indonesia Country Director at IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative.
He has more than 17 years working experience in the field of ecological and environmental economics, natural resource management, integrated spatial and land use planning, sustainable commodities, sustainable forest management as well as climate change and energy.
His geographical coverage of works includes areas inside Indonesia, Australia and the Asia Pacific.
He is also a board member of Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro), a regional committee member for Tropical Forest Alliance/World Economic Forum (TFA/WEF) in Southeast Asia, and a council member of SAWIT Challenge.
In the past, he was Adviser and Program Director for Climate and Energy, WWF-Indonesia.
In the field of climate and energy, he was one of the experts of the Indonesia Forest Climate Alliance (IFCA) focusing in developing the framework of REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) in Indonesia and serving as a member of Indonesian Official Delegates to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change).
He was also advising and helping various think-tank organisations focusing on climate change, environmental management and energy such Pelangi Indonesia and Article 33. He was Adjunct Lecturer and Researcher at Paramadina Graduate School of Diplomacy (PGSD) and Fellow at the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW).
He conducted his doctoral research at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
Fitrian has been active in writing articles and contributing to publications for reputable media and organizations. He was a regular author for “Road to Copenhagen” column in 2009 – continued as “Climate Solutions” in 2010 – for the Jakarta Post. Since 2011, he has been acknowledged as Fellow by the International League of Conservation Writers. He is also an accomplished speaker at different national and international fora.
In addition to his core work, Fitrian served as an Advisory Board member of Asian Young Leaders Climate Forum, a member of Australian Government Scholarships Alumni Reference Group (ARG), a technical expert member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), and a member of the Global Youth Forum on Agriculture Research and Development. Also, he was an active member of Criteria Working Group in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil/RSPO (producing Principles and Criteria on Sustainable Palm Oil) and a member of the Executive Board of RSPO. While in Australia, he served as the Coordinator of Indonesia Synergy (knowledge network initiated by young Indonesian scholars from various universities in Canberra, Australia).
He obtained a Master degree in Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University, Canberra, focusing on Ecological and Environmental Economics. Previously, he obtained a bachelor degree at the Environmental Engineering Department, the Institute of Technology, Bandung, focusing on Environmental Quality Management.
He received Australian Leadership Award and Allison Sudradjat Award from the Government of Australia.