Gerald Kapp | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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Gerald Kapp

WBI Climate Change Practice

Gerald Kapp is the Knowledge Manager for REDD+ and LULUCF with WBI’s Climate Change practice and with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Management team. He works on e-learning and capacity development programs for countries participating in the FCPF, specifically on the assessment of opportunity costs for undertaking REDD+. He also develops a broader capacity development program focusing on land use that includes forestry, agriculture and other categories (LULUCF).

Previously, he worked as a Professor Adjunct at the Forestry Faculty of Freiburg University, Germany and was a member of the UNFCCC roster of CDM afforestation / reforestation methodology experts. From 2000-2009, Gerald was an international consultant with the GFA Consulting Group working on carbon forestry, land-use planning, agroforestry, bioenergy, natural forest management, forest investment, and certification, with focus on project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.

He was a Forestry Project Manager for the Latin America Region of the GFA Consulting Group in Hamburg, Germany, from 1998-2000. From 1987-1992, Gerald worked as Research Scientist and Professor for agro-and farm forestry at Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) in Costa Rica. Prior to that, from 1981-83, he was the Forestry Advisor for the Ministry of Environment in Burkina Faso.

Gerald is a trained International Forestry Engineer and holds a Diploma in Forestry, a doctorate degree in Natural Sciences and a post-doctorate Degree in Agroforestry.   


Kapp, G.; Schnurr, J.: Sägereste statt Öl oder Kohle: Russland beginnt seine Holzenergiereserven in Klimaprojekten zu nutzen. Holz-Zentralblatt Nr.38 (2006), p.1115, Stuttgart. (Saw residues replacing oil or coal: Russia starts using its wood energy reserves in climate projects)

Kapp, G.; Schnurr, J.: Lohnen sich Wald-Klima-Projekte in Deutschland? Studie der GFA Terra Systems untersucht Rentabilität verschiedener forstlicher Kohlenstoffsenken-Projekte. Holz-Zentralblatt 130 Jhg., Nr. 88 (2004), p. 1208-9, Stuttgart (Are forest climate project profitable in Germany? Study of GFA Terra Systems investigates profitability of forest carbon sink projects)

Systeme bäuerlicher Wald- und Agroforstwirtschaft in Zentralamerika als potenziell nachhaltige Landnutzungsformen. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeo­graphie 46. Jahrg. (2002) Heft 1, p. 15-25 (Farm forestry and agroforestry systems in Central America as potentially sustainable forms of land use)

Financial evaluation tools for smallholder forestry: A methodological comparison of two forms of cost-benefit analysis and optimization. The International Tree Crops Journal 9 (1998): 233-246

Bäuerliche Forst- und Agroforstwirtschaft in Zentralamerika. Untersuchungen über forst- und agroforstliche Produktionssysteme unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des feuchten Tieflands von Costa Rica und Panama (1998). Margraf Verlag, Weikersheim, 303

Financial evaluation tools for smallholder forestry: A methodological comparison of two forms of cost-benefit analysis and optimization (1998) The International Tree Crops Journal 9: 233-246

Kapp, G.B.; Beer, J.W.; Lujan, R.: Species and site selection for timber production on farm boundaries in the humid Atlantic Lowlands of Costa Rica and Panama. (
1997) Agroforestry Systems 35: 139-154

KAPP, G. B.; JIMENEZ MADRIGAL, Q. Epecies arbóreas del bosque húmedo de la zona Atlántica baja de Costa Rica y Panamá. Nombres, familias y utilidad (1994). Informe Técnico No. 227. Proyecto Agroforestal CATIE/GTZ, CATIE, Turrialba, 53 p.

Agrisilviculture - A System of Agroforestry in 18th and 19th Century Germany. Plant Research and Development, Vol. 26, p. 36-45 (1988)

The Forest-Village Model of the Thai State (1988); Plant Research and Development, Vol. 27, p. 7-11

Perfil Ambiental de la Zona Baja de Talamanca, Costa Rica. Proyecto Agroforestal CATIE-GTZ, Turrialba, Costa Rica, 101 p. (1989) (Environmental profile of the Lowlands of Talamanca, Costa Rica)

Agroforstliche Landnutzung in der Sahel - Sudanzone. Traditionelle Bewirtschaftung, Nutzungsprobleme, Lösungsansätze durch Projekte und Forschung (1987). Agroforestry land use in the Sahel-Sudan Zone. Traditional Management,Land Use Problems, Innovations from Projects and Research), IFO-Institute for Economic Research. München. Weltforum, Köln, London, 397 p.