Select recent publications:

  • Salvini, G., M. Herold, V. De Sy, G. Kissinger, M. Brockhaus, M. Skutsch, 2014. How countries link REDD+ interventions to drivers in their readiness plans: implications for monitoring systems. Environmental Research Letters. Link to paper.
  • Kissinger, G, C. Sova, B. Allassane, IA. Maïga, DT. Benefor, DK. Nutsukpo, AZ. Ky-Zerbo, C. Roth-Liehoun, SM. King’uyu, V. Orindi, E. Rojas, JL. Rivera, JP. Mishra, R. Singh, PK. Joshi, J. Kinyangi, P. Aggarwal, R. Zougmore, LS. Sebastian, D. Martinez, H. Neufeldt, J. Twyman, O. Bonilla-Findji and A. Jarvis, 2014. Climate adaptation and agriculture: Solutions to successful national adaptation plans. CCAFS Policy Brief No. 9. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Link to report and blog post on SBSTA 40 side-event, Bonn, Germany.
  • Shames, S, M. Hill Clarvis, G. Kissinger, 2014. Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment: Synthesis Report; Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment, Seth Shames, ed. Washington, DC: EcoAgriculture Partners, on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G, 2014. Financing strategies for integrated landscape management: Integrated landscape initiative analysis. Washington, DC: EcoAgriculture Partners, on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative.  Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G, 2014. Case Study: Namaqualand, South Africa. Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment. Seth Shames, ed. Washington, DC: EcoAgriculture Partners, on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. 2014. Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G, 2014. Case Study: Imarisha Naivasha, Kenya. Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment. Seth Shames, ed. Washington, DC: EcoAgriculture Partners, on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. 2014. Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G, 2014. Case Study: Atlantic forest, Brazil. Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment. Seth Shames, ed. Washington, DC: EcoAgriculture Partners, on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. 2014. Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G, T. Namgyel, 2013. NAPAs and NAPs in Least Developed Countries. ecbi Publications and Policy Analysis Unit for the LDC Group. Link to report and CDKN policy brief.
  • Co-author, agriculture chapter: UNEP 2013. The Emissions Gap Report 2013. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi. Link to report.
  • Kissinger G, Lee D, Orindi VA, Narasimhan P, King’uyu SM, Sova C. 2013. Planning climate adaptation in agriculture. Meta-synthesis of national adaptation plans in West and East Africa and South Asia. CCAFS Report No. 10. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Link to report and slideshare.
  • Behnassi, M., O. Pollmann, G. Kissinger (editors), 2013. Sustainable Food Security in the Era of Local and Global Environmental Change. Springer.
  • Kissinger, G., A. Brasser, and L. Gross, 2013. Reducing Risk: Landscape Approaches to Sustainable Sourcing. Washington, DC. EcoAgriculture Partners, on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. Link to synthesis report, SABMiller and Starbucks case studies, and scoping report.
  • Kissinger, G., C. Patterson, H. Neufeldt, 2013. Payments for ecosystem services schemes: project-level insights on benefits for ecosystems and the rural poor; ICRAF Working Paper no. 161. Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G., M. Herold, V. De Sy. Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation: A Synthesis Report for REDD+ Policymakers. Lexeme Consulting, Vancouver Canada, August 2012. Link to report.  Presentation (COP 18, Doha, Qatar).
  • Olander, L., C. Galik, G. Kissinger. Operationalizing REDD+: scope of reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Available online 23 August 2012.  In press.  Follow Link.
  • Kissinger G. 2012. Corporate social responsibility and supply agreements in the agricultural sector: Decreasing land and climate pressures. CCAFS Working Paper no. 14. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark. Link to report.


  • Kissinger G. 2011. Linking forests and food production in the REDD+ context. CCAFS Working Paper no. 1. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark. Link to report and policy brief.
  • Kissinger, G. 2010. Draft WWF Discussion Paper: Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying Social, Environmental and Governance Safeguards in REDD+, WWF.  Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G. 2010. Lessons Learned: Engaging Civil Society in REDD+ Programme (2009-2010), WWF. Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G., Sperling, F. 2010. A Critical Opportunity for Climate and Biodiversity Protection. WWF Norway, short-paper. Link to report.
  • Kissinger, G. 2010. The Link between Reducing Deforestation and Degradation and Biodiversity Conservation. WWF Norway.
Select recent projects:
  • Alternative investment models in sustainable and inclusive agricultural production in developing countries
  • Evaluation of investment options for conservation and economic development in a globally significant rainforest, on behalf of private foundations  
  • Conservation finance options (including forest carbon offsets), strategy and implementation for a group of Canadian aboriginal communities.
  • Consultation policies and decision-support processes supporting a British Columbia First Nation in their self-governance, negotiations with the BC Province and third-parties.
  • Collaborated on learning modules and course curriculum for a Sustainable Finance and Accounting MBA course (University of Wales).