Workshop Participant Bios
Pedro Walpole, S.J.
Title/s: Director for Research, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
Environmental Science for Social Change
Coordinator of Reconciliation with
Creation for the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific
Fr. Walpole is the Director of Research at the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines and the Coordinator of Reconciliation with Creation for the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific. He holds a doctorate in land use change from King’s College in London. He is a practitioner in sustainable environment and community land -management in Southeast Asia.
His interests include seeking social justice through environmental management, poverty reduction in forest lands,
partnerships for local development, and advancing social concerns in forest law enforcement and governance, climate justice, and indigenous peoples’ rights.