Forest Carbon was formed in early 2007 to address the need for a locally-based, highly technical and regionally focused organization in Indonesia, capable of providing services for carbon baseline measurement, REDD project design, project implementation, and forest monitoring for the voluntary and compliance markets in REDD and improved forest management. Forest Carbon is comprised of a core team of experts with extensive tropical forestry experience in southeast Asia and Africa in the fields of silviculture, tropical ecology, GIS/remote sensing, social forestry and environmental policy. Key staff members in Forest Carbon have been actively working in the carbon forestry space in Indonesia since 2006. They have worked extensively on early projects for the voluntary (VCS and CCBA) and pre-compliance markets (REDD) for both non-profit organizations and private sector project developers. Mission and Goals: Forest Carbon believes that the conservation of threatened natural forests, the reforestation of degraded forests and restoration of tropical peatlands can play a significant role in mitigating climate change. The creation of transparent, additional, and scientifically rigorous are critical to the creation of a market for international forestry carbon credits. To that extent, we firmly stand behind the development of such projects internationally and provide our expertise to help project proponents, developers and governments with the technical aspects of their projects. Our mission is to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing scientifically rigorous technical services to project developers and stakeholders in their efforts to conserve threatened natural forests and reforest degraded areas. It is our goal to see high quality carbon forestry projects develop in Indonesia and provide a viable alternative forest use for all stakeholders.