René Zamora Cristales

He is Guatemalan, Senior Forest Economist and Coordinator of Research and Innovation for Initiative 20×20 in the Global Restoration Initiative at the World Resources Institute (WRI). In this role, he coordinates the Restoration Policy Acceleration Program to encourage innovation in public economic incentives. René has a Doctoral degree (PhD.) in Forest Engineering and Economics from Oregon State University, USA. In 2019 René received the recognition of “Outstanding Doctoral Research Award” from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations IUFRO. René’s work is reflected in more than 30 publications in scientific journals.