Michael V. Galante

Independent Forestry Expert

Michael V. Galante is an independent forestry professional, specializing in sustainable timber production from tropical forests, forest certification and advisory, and climate change mitigation strategy and project implementation. He has developed forest management and harvest plans for various companies throughout Southeast Asia, and supports certification through FSC, PEFC, and ISO 9001 standards. He assists and advises intergovernmental organizations, governments, private companies and NGOs on forest management, certification, legality, and climate change strategy/implementation. Currently, Mr. Galante is completing his PhD in Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, with the topic Climate Change Mitigation Through Reduced-Impact Logging: A Framework Approach.