About The Speaker
About Team Member
Fitrian Ardiansyah is Executive Chairman and Founder of Yayasan IDH (Inisiatif Dagang Hijau) in Indonesia and Country Representative of IDH-Sustainable Trade Initiative in Malaysia.
He has more than 22 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 board member of LTKL (Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari of Sustainable District Alliance), a regional committee member for Tropical Forest Alliance 2020/World Economic Forum (TFA2020/WEF) in Southeast Asia, and an executive board member of SCOPI (Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia).
In the past he was a council member of SAWIT Challenge, a committee member of the Development of National Competency Standard of Sustainable Coffee (RSKNNI), a core-group member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), 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), a member of the Global Youth Forum on Agriculture Research and Development, a 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, as well as the Coordinator of Indonesia Synergy in Australia.
In the field of climate, forest-carbon 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) from 2007 to 2010. He was Adviser and Program Director for Climate and Energy, WWF-Indonesia from 2007 to 2010.
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).
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. He is also an accomplished speaker at different national and international fora.
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.