Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
GEM Initiative at Yale University
Governance, Environment,
and Markets Initiative

Advisory Board

An External Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished scholars and practitioners, including NGO, business and government leaders who advise overall orientation and approach.

External Advisory Board members (in development)

Prof. Frank Biermann
Head, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis, VU University Amsterdam; visiting professor, Lund University; and chair, Earth System Governance Project.

Heidi Binko
Associate Director of Special Climate Initiatives of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF)
Alexander Buck
Executive Director, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Mariabrunn Vienna, Austria‚Ä®
Dr. Chris Elliott
Executive Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance, San Francisco, California
Achim Halpaap
Head, Environment Unit and Associate Director, Training Department, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  (and not United Nations International Training and Education), Geneva, Switzerland
Hans Hoogeveen
Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, The Netherlands & Visiting Professor in Natural Resource Policy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston
Avrim Lazar
Head, Forest Products Association of Canada, former ADM, Environment Canada
Dr. Kelly Levin
Senior Associate, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute, Washington DC

Rajat Panwar 
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business Management, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia

Stefano Ponte 
Professor of International Political Economy, Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

David Runnalls
Distinguished Fellow, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Jan Schwaab
Chief Knowledge Manager, Global Knowledge Cooperation / Alumni Coordination, GIZ
Nigel Sizer
Director, Global Forests Initiative, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC  
Prof. James Gustav Speth
Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, University of Vermont Law School; former Dean Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and former Head, United Nations Development Program
Dr. Patrick Verkooijen
Head Agriculture and Climate Change, The World Bank. 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Faculty Associates

Graeme Auld
Assistant Professor at Carleton University in the School of Public Policy and Administration.

Steven Bernstein
Associate Chair and Graduate Director, Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

Jennifer Clapp
Faculty of Environment Chair in Global Environmental Governance and Professor in the Environment and Resource Studies Department at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Maria Ivanova
Assistant Professor; Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Kate O'Neill
Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley.

Metodi Sotirov
Research Scientist and Scientific Coordinator at the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy at University of Freiburg, Germany.

Peter Dauvergne
Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Politics.

Erika Weinthal
Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and the Associate Dean for International Programs at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. 

Georg Winkel
Assistant Professor at the Forest and Environmental Policy Group, Institute of Social Environmental Sciences, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers
Assistant Professor at the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
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