Allison Silverman is an attorney with CIEL’s Climate and Energy Program. Her practice focuses on strengthening forest governance by working with local communities and indigenous peoples to defend their rights and forests affected by REDD+ initiatives and other activities. She advocates for international climate change policies that incorporate human rights, working closely with partners from other civil society groups and local communities. Prior to joining CIEL, Ms. Silverman worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council where she coordinated a campaign in Chile to promote energy alternatives to an ill-conceived massive hydroelectric scheme. She also worked on rural electrification and sustainable development as a Fulbright Scholar in Panama.