“Tackling global poverty and slowing tropical deforestation are two of the biggest challenges we face. While not a panacea, this study provides hope that, at least in some circumstances, alleviating poverty can contribute to slowing deforestation – vital if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change and reduce biodiversity loss,” Jones added.
Ferraro joined the Carey Business School as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in 2015. He also has an appointment in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, a joint department of Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and Whiting School of Engineering. His research focuses on building a credible evidence base about the environmental and social impacts of public and private programs.