Lili Ilieva

I am currently a PhD student in Science and Management of Climate Change at the Economics Department of University Ca' Foscari in Venice, Italy. My research focus is on REDD+ and more precisely social and biodiversity safeguards.
I graduated from the Brandenburg Technical University in Germany, obtaining a B.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management.  My further education includes Erasmus Mundus M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, Management and Policy (MESPOM) taking place in the University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Hungary) and University of Melbourne (Australia).

My have experience in environmental policy with regard to climate change, renewable energy and forest policy. I worked in different environments and some of my work took place in research institutes as Tyndall Institute for Climate Change Research, governmental organizations as the German Agency for technical Cooperation (GTZ) and among others non-governemntal organizations such as WWF, where I was involved in forest certification projects and carbon forest training.

I would like to explore ways in how best to reflect communities and biodiversity issues in the formation of REDD+ policies. I would like to look at social and biodiversity safeguards, primary forest conservation, financial paths. My interest as well extends to Multiple criteria decision analysis in this field. And research focus is on Central and South American countries as well as South -East Asia.