Andrea Babon is a PhD candidate at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University. She is also working with the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) as part of their Global Comparative Study on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (GCS-REDD). She is a proud geographer with an interest in the interface between people and the environment in developing countries. She worked for 10 years in the fields of community-based natural resource management and international development in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, including Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia. She is currently researching the social impacts of climate change and forest policy in Papua New Guinea.