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.
Associate Director of Special Climate Initiatives of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF)
Executive Director, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Mariabrunn Vienna, Austria
Dr. Chris Elliott
Executive Director, Climate and Land Use Alliance, San Francisco, California
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
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
Head, Forest Products Association of Canada, former ADM, Environment Canada
Dr. Kelly Levin
Senior Associate, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute, Washington DC
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business Management, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia
Professor of International Political Economy, Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Distinguished Fellow, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Chief Knowledge Manager, Global Knowledge Cooperation / Alumni Coordination, GIZ
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.