Achim Steiner Under Secretary General of the United Nations and UNEP Executive Director

Achim Steiner
Under Secretary General of the United Nations and UNEP Executive Director

Achim Steiner was elected as the Executive Director of UNEP in 2006. He became the fifth Executive Director in UNEP's history.
    President Felipe Calderón Former President of Mexico, Chairman, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

    President Felipe Calderón
    Former President of Mexico, Chairman, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

    Felipe Calderón served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012.

    Prior to his presidency, Calderón was Secretary of Energy (and in that capacity Chairman of the Board of PEMEX and CFE) and...

      Juan José Guerra Abud Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico

      Juan José Guerra Abud
      Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico

      In 1994, Mr. Guerra became Minister of Economic Development at the State of Mexico Government. From 2009 to 2012, Mr.Guerra served as Coordinator of the Ecological Green Party at the Federal...

        Prof. Nicholas Stern Chair of the Institute, Grantham Research Institute

        Prof. Nicholas Stern
        Chair of the Institute, Grantham Research Institute

        Lord Stern was adviser to the UK Government on the Economics of Climate Change and Development from 2005-2007, where he was Head of the Stern
          Gabriel Quijandría Deputy Minister for Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment

          Gabriel Quijandría
          Deputy Minister for Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment

          Expert on environmental and natural resources management issues with 15 years of experience in several Latin American education and development
            Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Minister of State for Environment and President of the COP20, Peru

            Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
            Minister of State for Environment and President of the COP20, Peru

            Manuel Pulgar – Vidal is a lawyer with 27 years of experience in the fields of environmental law and policy. In 2011 he was named Minister of State for Environment,
              Héla Cheikhrouhou Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

              Héla Cheikhrouhou
              Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

              With close to 20 years of experience in project and development finance, Cheikhrouhou has extensive knowledge of international investment flows.
                Fernando Zavala Lombardi Managing Director Peru, SABMiller, former Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru

                Fernando Zavala Lombardi
                Managing Director Peru, SABMiller, former Minister of Economy and Finance, Peru

                Fernando Zavala Lombardi is currently a managing director at SABMiller Peru.
                  Maria Helena Semedo Deputy Director General, FAO

                  Maria Helena Semedo
                  Deputy Director General, FAO

                  Ms. Semedo, is Deputy Director General, Natural Resources of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and has been working for FAO in various positions since 2003.
                    Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia Executive Vice President, CAF Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina

                    Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia
                    Executive Vice President, CAF Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina

                    Since 1996, Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia has been Executive Vice President of CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, with US$27.4 billion in assets
                      Celia Blauel Deputy Mayor of Paris

                      Celia Blauel
                      Deputy Mayor of Paris

                      Originally from Ferrette, in the French region of Alsace, Celia BLAUEL, 32 years old, obtained a degree from the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies in 2003.
                        Jonathan Taylor Vice-President responsible for Environment and Climate Action, European Investment Bank (EIB)

                        Jonathan Taylor
                        Vice-President responsible for Environment and Climate Action, European Investment Bank (EIB)

                        Jonathan Taylor has been a Vice President of the European Investment Bank since January 2013. He is a member of the EIB’s Management Committee
                          Glenn Schmidt, MBA Head of Steering Government Affairs, BMW Group

                          Glenn Schmidt, MBA
                          Head of Steering Government Affairs, BMW Group

                          Glenn Schmidt is responsible for steering government affairs for the BMW Group and is based in Munich. This function coordinates corporate positioning concerning global automotive legislative...
                            Luis Fernando Alarcón Chief Executive Officer, ISA

                            Luis Fernando Alarcón
                            Chief Executive Officer, ISA

                            Mr. Alarcón is a Civil Engineer from Universidad de los Andes (1975) where he also attended graduate school in economics between 1975 and 1977. He then received an M.S. degree in Civil...
                              Alessandra Marinheiro Chief Executive Officer, ContourGlobal LatAm

                              Alessandra Marinheiro
                              Chief Executive Officer, ContourGlobal LatAm

                              Mrs. Alessandra Marinheiro currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ContourGlobal’s LatAm region overseeing a portfolio of power generation assets in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru
                                Iris Flacco Head of Energy Policy, Air Quality- Regione Abruzzo, Italy

                                Iris Flacco
                                Head of Energy Policy, Air Quality- Regione Abruzzo, Italy

                                Iris Flacco graduated from La Sapienza Rome University in 1978/79 where she obtained a degree in Geological Sciences. Currently she occupies the position of Head of the Energy Department
                                  James Bacchus Chair, Commission on Trade and Investment Policy, ICC; Global Practice Chair, Greenberg Traurig

                                  James Bacchus
                                  Chair, Commission on Trade and Investment Policy, ICC; Global Practice Chair, Greenberg Traurig

                                  Bacchus works worldwide for the firm’s international business clients and is also engaged worldwide in numerous additional efforts to address
                                    Bert Metz Climate policy expert, UN IPCC Mitigation co-chair for TAR & AR4, Advisor with European Climate Foundation

                                    Bert Metz
                                    Climate policy expert, UN IPCC Mitigation co-chair for TAR & AR4, Advisor with European Climate Foundation

                                    Bert Metz is a Fellow at the European Climate Foundation and member of the Advisory Council. He focuses particularly on science and policy issues.
                                      Dr. Ronald Cotterman Vice President, Sustainability,  Sealed Air Corporation

                                      Dr. Ronald Cotterman
                                      Vice President, Sustainability, Sealed Air Corporation

                                      In his position as Vice President, Sustainability, Ron Cotterman is responsible for Sealed Air’s company-wide sustainability strategy
                                        Remco Fischer Climate Change, UNEP-FI

                                        Remco Fischer
                                        Climate Change, UNEP-FI

                                        Remco Fischer joined UNEP FI in October of 2007 and is currently responsible for the Initiative’s strategy and activities on climate change. In this capacity he conceptualises, coordinates...
                                          Jane Burston Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement

                                          Jane Burston
                                          Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement

                                          Jane is Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) where she is responsible for managing the work of 120 scientists on climate science, emissions...
                                            Gerard Owens Coordinator, Public Policy Issues, European Patent Office

                                            Gerard Owens
                                            Coordinator, Public Policy Issues, European Patent Office

                                            Ged is responsible for coordinating initiatives relating to Public Policy Issues at the EPO. One major area of interest concerns the interactions between the global patent system
                                              Mark Radka Energy Branch Chief, UNEP

                                              Mark Radka
                                              Energy Branch Chief, UNEP

                                              Mark Radka heads the UN Environment Programme’s Energy Branch, which is part of the organisation’s Paris based Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.
                                                Matthias Zoellner Head of Division of the Environment, Climate and Social Office of the European Investment Bank

                                                Matthias Zoellner
                                                Head of Division of the Environment, Climate and Social Office of the European Investment Bank

                                                Matthias Zoellner was born in 1953 and has a degree in Economics from Bonn University, Germany
                                                  Dr. Peter Holmgren Director General for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

                                                  Dr. Peter Holmgren
                                                  Director General for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

                                                  Dr. Peter Holmgren, Director General for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
                                                    Pavan Sukhdev CEO - Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST)

                                                    Pavan Sukhdev
                                                    CEO - Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST)

                                                    Pavan Sukhdev is the CEO of the company Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST) that advises governments, corporations, financial institutions
                                                      Kadir van Lohuizen Award Winning Photo Journalist

                                                      Kadir van Lohuizen
                                                      Award Winning Photo Journalist

                                                      The photo journalist Kadir van Lohuizen has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world
                                                        Ronni Kahn Founder & CEO, OzHarvest

                                                        Ronni Kahn
                                                        Founder & CEO, OzHarvest

                                                        OzHarvest was founded in November 2004 when event’s organiser, Ronni Kahn wanted to make a significant contribution to society. Stunned by the amount of food wasted by the hospitality...
                                                          José da Costa Carvalho Neto Chair of the Programme Committee, World Energy Council & Chief Executive Officer, Eletrobras

                                                          José da Costa Carvalho Neto
                                                          Chair of the Programme Committee, World Energy Council & Chief Executive Officer, Eletrobras

                                                          José da Costa Carvalho Neto is Chair of the World Energy Council’s Programme Committee, which directs WEC’s technical and regional work. In 1987, he was the Deputy Secretary of Mines and...
                                                            Andrea Karpati Head of Policy, Climate-KIC

                                                            Andrea Karpati
                                                            Head of Policy, Climate-KIC

                                                            Andrea Karpati is the Head of Policy at Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change. Her role spans European policy and networking with...
                                                              Carlos d’Arce Junior Marketing Director for Latin America Region, CNH Industrial N.V.

                                                              Carlos d’Arce Junior
                                                              Marketing Director for Latin America Region, CNH Industrial N.V.

                                                              Carlos d’Arce joined New Holland Agriculture, a Brand of CNH Industrial, a global leader in the capital good sector and listed both on the New York Stock Exchange
                                                                Naysán Sahba Director, Division of Communications & Public Information (DCPI)

                                                                Naysán Sahba
                                                                Director, Division of Communications & Public Information (DCPI)

                                                                Mr. Naysán Sahba, was appointed as Director of UNEP's Division of Communications and Public Information in January 2014. Throughout the 17 years of his professional career, which includes...
                                                                  Christian Grossmann World Bank Group Director, Climate Change

                                                                  Christian Grossmann
                                                                  World Bank Group Director, Climate Change

                                                                  Christian Grossmann is World Bank Group Director for Climate Change, focused on supporting the International Finance Corporation’s climate-smart investments
                                                                    Karsten Löffler Manging Director– Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH

                                                                    Karsten Löffler
                                                                    Manging Director– Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH

                                                                    Mr. Karsten Löffler is Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) of Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH (ACS), the Center of Competence of Allianz Group
                                                                      James Close Director, Climate Change Group

                                                                      James Close
                                                                      Director, Climate Change Group

                                                                      James Close, a UK national, brings over 25 years of experience in the field of energy policy , climate change, and private infrastructure
                                                                        Philippe Joubert Chair, Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

                                                                        Philippe Joubert
                                                                        Chair, Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

                                                                        Mr. Joubert , Senior Advisor and Special Envoy Energy and Climate at WBCSD , currently serves as the Chair of the Prince of Wales’s
                                                                          Tanya Müller García Minister of Environment, Mexico City

                                                                          Tanya Müller García
                                                                          Minister of Environment, Mexico City

                                                                          As Minister of Environment, Tanya Müller has fostered Bycicle Mobility programs and strengthened intermodal transportation through expansion
                                                                            Carl Pope Special Advisor to Michael Bloomberg

                                                                            Carl Pope
                                                                            Special Advisor to Michael Bloomberg

                                                                            A veteran leader in the environmental movement, Carl Pope is the former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club
                                                                              Professor Sir David King UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change

                                                                              Professor Sir David King
                                                                              UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change

                                                                              Professor Sir David King is The Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Chairman of the Futures Cities Catapult,

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