Dr. Jonah Busch is an environmental economist who researches climate change and tropical deforestation. He is the Chief Economist at Earth Innovation Institute.

Busch has published more than twenty scientific articles and is the co-author of the book Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change. He has advised on the design of climate and forest finance mechanisms for numerous governments and institutions including the President of Guyana, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. He serves on the editorial board of Conservation Letters.

Busch is a lecturer (adjunct professor) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at Zhejiang University and University of California, Berkeley; Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development; Climate and Forest Economist at Conservation International; and a high school math teacher in the Peace Corps (Burkina Faso, ‘00-‘02).