Dr. Agus Justianto has dedicated his working experience as professional and government employee of the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia since 1986. Currently, he is a Director General, Forestry and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency within the Ministry of Environment and Forestry since November 2017, following an appointment as Senior Advisor to the Minister for Natural Resources Economic Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Previously, he held senior positions within the Ministry of Forestry, such as, Director of Forest Products Processing and Marketing, and Director of Forestry Training Center.
Dr. Justianto completed his undergraduate studies in forestry at Bogor Agricultural University in 1986, returning to earn a PhD in Agriculture Economics in 2005. In between, he earned a Master of Natural Resources at the University of New England in Australia in 1992. He actively involved at various fora on environmental and forestry issues including International negotiations and meetings, and currently having position as a Secretary of Advisory Comittee on Climate Change in Indonesia. He was a Chairman of Indonesian National Forestry Council (2011-2016). In addition to past membership on various forestry working groups, he is currently Indonesia Focal Point for the Forest Investment Program, and Member of the Steering Committee of International Resource Panel, UN Environment as well as Chairman of two ASEAN mechanisms for Senior Officials — Forestry (ASOF) and the Environment (ASOEN).