Areas of Expertise
Alexander Pfaff was an author of the IPBES Global Assessment. He discusses the influential report on the POlicy 360 podcast. Listen | Transcript
Alexander Pfaff discusses the environmental impact of China's massive regional infrastructure project, the "Belt and Road Initiative" on the Policy 360 podcast. Listen | Transcript
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Awards and Honors
Research accessible at AlexPfaff.com
He has studied: impacts on forests of protected areas, incentives, roads, railroads and concessions/certification (Brazil’s Amazon, Costa Rica, United States, Panama, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, Cameroon, Bolivia); institutional responses to water shocks (Brazil’s Northeast, Colombia, Mexico); drivers of harmful exposures (groundwater arsenic in Bangladesh, stove emissions in China & Pakistan); and incentives for firms to self-audit and disclose (United States). This applied research aims to increase the chance that policies have their intended impacts upon not only the environment but also the people affected.