Andrew W. Mitchell is the Founder Director of the Global Canopy Programme in Oxford and Senior Adviser to Ecosphere Plus (E+), an impact investment and marketing company specialising in environmental assets. He is an international thought leader on tropical forests, climate change and natural capital. He has extensive field experience in Asia, Africa and Latin America, across a forty-year career spanning scientific research, conservation and finance for forests. He works to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding sustainable forests and landscapes as natural capital that underpins water, food, energy, health and climate security for all. Under his leadership, GCP has strongly advocated for a halt to the global destruction of rainforests and inclusion of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) in the UN climate regime.