Dr Constance L. McDermott

Associate Professor and Senior Fellow

About

Dr Constance L. McDermott is an Associate Professor and Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Land Use and Environmental Change at Oriel College and the Environmental Change Institute.

She is currently leading a chapter on the Governance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) mechanism - part of an expert report that will be presented at COP26.

A social scientist by training, she has over 30 years' experience conducting research and applied work on state, civil society and market-based approaches to the governance of forests and related supply chains, and the nexus of forests with climate, agriculture and land use change.

Her work, which spans the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, includes a strong focus on issues of social equity in environmental conservation initiatives. This includes research on the social, economic, governance and biodiversity dimensions of reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation.