John Waugh


John Waugh is the Director for Climate and Environment at Integra LLC, an international development consulting firm based in Washington DC, USA. Integra provides professional services to the US Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and to multilateral finance institutions. Mr. Waugh has worked at the interface of environment and development since 1980, primarily as an analyst and adviser on conservation strategies, planning, and finance for environmental and social resilience. In recent years, his focus has been on the use of science and technology in natural resource management, on sustainable finance and benefit-sharing mechanisms, and on the role of natural resources in stabilization and reconstruction. He is the author of more than 20 books, chapters, or reports on environmental policies or protected areas. Recent publications have included co-authored articles in Prism, journal of Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University, Small Wars Journal, and co-authored chapters in Good Business: Making Private Investments Work for Tropical Forests and Invasive Species and Climate Change. Recent projects include participatory mapping for climate adaptation in the Cook Islands and benefit-sharing mechanisms in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After completing the Intensive Humanities program at the University of Montana, he worked as a wildland firefighter, park ranger, Peace Corps volunteer, and for 20 years, as a policy analyst and program manager for IUCN. He began his affiliation with Integra in 2011 and has built an active environment practice to complement its existing economic growth and innovations practice.


I am interested in pursuing systematic valuation of ecosystem services within capital markets such that capital markets are more sustainable, avoiding periodic market corrections, as these market corrections have negative impacts on global developed and emerging market stakeholders.

Email: jwaugh[at]

Tel: +1 202 898 4110