Our Prosperity depends
on Green Plants and Rock
Making Business work for
You, Nature and the Future
In Wildness
is the Preservation
of the World
(H.D. Thoreau, 1817-1862)



Aside from having worked as Programme Officer with UNFCCC secretariat and the forest finance study she conducted, Eveline Trines was assigned by the UNFCCC secretariat to assist with the facilitation of the work of experts that reviewed the reports that Annex I countries submitted to determine the Forest Management Reference Levels (FMRL) in 2011. The reports set the FMRL against which forest management performance of countries will be measured during the 2nd commitment period, and as such, contribute to the compliance with emission reduction targets.


Eveline Trines has been a review editor of the GPG on LULUCF in the run-up to its approval in 2003 and from 2004 to 2007 the 4th IPCC Assessment Report was compiled. Eveline Trines assisted the Technical Support Unit of Working Group III (Mitigation) with the chapters on Agriculture and Forestry. In addition, she was responsible of synchronizing the material throughout the WG III contribution that dealt with: 1) the overlap between Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development; and 2) biofuels. In 2007 the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for AR4. Eveline Trines received a certificate for contributing to the award.

UNFCCC forest investment and finance

In 2007 Eveline Trines was invited to prepare a report in support of the preparation of a technical background paper by the Secretariat that aimed “to review and analyze existing and planned investment flows and finance schemes relevant to the development of an effective and appropriate international response to climate change, with particular focus on developing countries' needs”. More information and the report itself can be found on the publication page.