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List of Participants



The Maurice Strong/IUCN Environmental Dialogue:
Confirmed Participants as of 30 June 2009

First Name Surname Short Description
Hussain Aga Khan Prince, Senior Advisor to the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment and member of the Aga Khan Development Network Committee
Bruce Alberts Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine, former President, National Academy of Sciences, USA
Lucas Assuncao Coordinator Climate Change and BIOTRADE Initiative UNCTAD
Deva-Marie Beck CEO, The Nightingale Initiative for Global Health(NIGH)
Margot Bennett-Mathieson Global Ambassador, Kids Internet Safety Alliance
Paul Berthoud Former Head of UNEP Environment Fund and Administration (TBC)
Ton Boon von Ochssee Netherlands Ambassador to Kuwait, former IUCN Councillor
David Boyer Senior Director, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment
Reto Braun Chairman, Earth Council, Geneva
John A. Campion Governor, Law Society of Upper Canada
Adrienne Clarkson Former Governor General of Canada and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Suzan Craig Tahi, New Zealand
BirgittaBirgitta DahlDahl Former Minister for Energy and former Minister for Former Minister for Energy and former Minister for Environment, Sweden
Nitin Desai Distinguished Fellow of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and member of Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, India
Don de Silva Director, Changeways International
Hama Arba Diallo Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Paula DiPerna President, Chicago Climate Exchange International and Executive Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange
Ahmed Djoghlaf Secretary General, UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
Felix Dodds Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum
Elizabeth Dowdeswell Former Executive Director, UNEP
Marco Dunand President and Group CEO, Mercuria Energy Trading
Sylvia Earle Oceanographer and former Chief Scientist, US NOAA. Former IUCN Councillor
Mohamed El Ashry Senior Fellow with the UN Foundation and former CEO and Chairman of the Global Environment Facility
Poul Engberg-Pedersen Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - Norad
Lars-Göran Engfeldt Ambassador and former Chief Negotiator for global environment and sustainable development issues for the Swedish Ministry of Environment
Christina Engfeldt Head of the FAO office for the Nordic countries and former information director of FAO
José Maria Figueres Olsen Former President, Costa Rica
Daniel Foa Co-founder 51Give.com
John Forgàch Chairman of the Equator Group, New York
Irene Freudenschuss-Reichl Director-General for Development Cooperation, Austria
Walter Fust CEO, Global Humanitarian Forum and former Director-General, Swiss Development Cooperation
Branislav Gosovic Former Head of South Centre, Geneva
Camilla Hall CEO, Diane Fay
Mark Halle European Director of International Institute of Sustainable Development ( IISD)
Simon Hobbs Moderator of panel discussion, Presenter of 'The Leaders', CNBC Europe
Luc Hoffmann President of MAVA Foundation, Switzerland
Nay Htun Research Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook. And Former UN Assistant - Secretary General, UNDP, UNEP
Bill Jackson Deputy Director-General, IUCN
Yolanda Kakabadse President-elect, WWF International; Former Minister for Environment, Equador and former President of IUCN
Ashok Khosla IUCN President and Chair of Development Alternatives, India
Rehka Khosla Conscious Tourism
Wayne Kines President, World Media Institute and Nightingale Initiative for Global Health Director, Global Communications
Maritta Koch-Weser President, Earth3000 and former Director General, IUCN
Panchapakesan Krishnamurthy Former Head of Human Resources, University for Peace
Young Hoon Kwaak Architect and President, World Citizen Organisation
Catherine Labouchère President of the Liberal Political Party in Vaud, Switzerland
Jonathan Lash President, World Resources Institute
Louis Leeburg Board Treasurer, Institute of Noetic Sciences and Director, Light-Path Industries
Alexander Likhotal President, Green Cross International
Geoffrey Lipman Special advisor to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization
Ruud Lubbers Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Jim MacNeill Canadian consultant, environmentalist, and international public servant, including Secretary General of the Brundtland Commission 1984-1987
Andrei Marcu President and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association
Amalio Marichalar Count of Ripalda and President of Soria 21 Forum, Spain
Claude Martin Former Director-General, WWF International
Julia Marton-Lefèvre Director-General, IUCN
Ehsan Masood Writer and journalist. Consulting editor, Nature
Marc Nerfin Secretary-General's Chef de Cabinet for the 1972 Stockholm Conference
Hui Ng Chinese social entrepreneur, co-founder of 51Give and 51Sim
Marie-Louise Overvad Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations in Geneve
Ameena Payne Former Director, University for Peace office in Geneva
Miguel Pestana Vice-President Global External Affairs, Unilever
John Preston CEO of Continuum Energy Technologies LLC and Senior Lecturer at Massachusetts of Technology
Barbara Pyle Media Strategist and Award winning Film Producer, Formerly Vice President of Environmental. Policy at TBS and CNN's Environmental Editor. Founder and former Chair of the Board of the Captain Planet Foundation.
Juan Rada Senior Vice President, Global Public Sector, Healthcare & Education Industries Business Unit, Oracle Corporation
John Ralston Saul Author of "The Collapse of Globalism" and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Nicholas Rhode Parker Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC
José Romero Head of Rio-Conventions Section Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Switzerland
Dave Runnalls President, IISD
Mohamed Sahnoun Founder and Chair, Advisory Council of the Caux Forum for Human Security and former UN/OAU Special Representative for the Great Lakes region of Africa
Johan Schaar Director Commission on Climate Change and Development, Sweden and IUCN Councillor
Ursula Schäfer-Preuss Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank, Manilla, Philippines
Hilde Schwab President and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Klaus Schwab President and founder of the World Economic Forum
Mahendra Shah Senior Scientist and Coordinator of United Nations Relations at IIASA
Michelle Slaney Advisor, Ministry of Climate and Energy, Denmark
Juan Somavia Director-General of International Labour Organization (ILO)
Nicholas Sonntag Executive VP Corporate Development, Westport Innovations Inc and President, Westport Asia
Gus Speth Dean, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, former Administrator, UNDP
Daniel Stauffacher Chairman, ICT4Peace Foundation and Special Advisor to the Swiss Government on Business and Environmental Technology Cooperation
Andrew Steer Director General, Policy and Research Department for International Development (DFID), UK
Maurice Strong Secretary General of 1972 Stockholm Conference and 1992 Rio Earth Summit
Hanne Strong Executive Director, Earth Restoration Corps
Kenneth Strong Principal, Cosmos International Inc
Pavan Sukhdev Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets business in India and Team Leader of The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity study -TEEB
Yasushi Takase Minister, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in Geneva
Anada Tiega Secretary-General, Convention on Wetlands
Mustafa K. Tolba President, Arab Forum for Environment and Development and former Director-General, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Camilla Toulmin Director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Dan Tunstall Director, International Cooperation and Senior Fellow, People and Ecosystems Program, World Resources Institute
Mirian Vilela Executive Director, Earth Charter International and Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at University for Peace, Costa Rica
Jan-Olaf Willums Founder of Inspire, a sustainable investment program involved in solar and electric cars. Vice Chair of the Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development
Joe Zammit-Lucia Physician, entrepreneur, author and conceptual artist focused on environmental issues

On 2 July, the meeting was joined by: Maria Ivanova, Director, Global Environmental Governance Project, and the group of emerging environmental leaders taking part in the Global Environmental Governance Forum