Director for Environmental Affairs
National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia
Dr. Medrilzam is the Director of Environmental Affairs within the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Indonesia. He has been with BAPPENAS since 1993 and has served in various structural and functional positions. Dr. Medrilzam chaired the Indonesian delegation in Financial Climate Change Negotiations under the UNFCCC from 2005-2008, and has participated in several bilateral and multilateral international loan and grant negotiations for Indonesia.
He is one of Indonesia’s leading experts in forest and climate change issues. He received his Bachelors Degree in Environmental Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (1992) and holds a Masters Degree in Professional Economic (1998) and PhD in Environmental Management (2013) from The University of Queensland, Australia. His areas of expertise include carbon policy, climate change economics, land management and spatial planning, and the application of system dynamics to environmental management and socio-ecological systems.