Speakers

Opening ceremony

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  • Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, Governor of the State of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Governor of Jalisco for the period 2013-2018. jalisciense proud, committed to his state. Jalisco strength is its people.

    Lawyer by the University of Guadalajara and Master in Public Policy and Management by the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO).

    It was alderman of the City Council of Guadalajara (2001-2003), after local deputy in the LVII Legislature and president of the municipality of Guadalajara in management from 2010 to 2012.

    He has been a university professor in the Division of Legal Studies of the University of Guadalajara; besides having given several conferences on youth participation in politics and participate in analysis tables on electoral processes.

  • Patricia Espinosa Castellano, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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    Patricia Espinosa United Nations primarily responsible for climate change issues. He was ambassador of Mexico in Berlin, Espinosa was appointed executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in replacement of the Costa Rican Christiana Figueres, said Ban. Espinosa has over 30 years of experience at the highest level in international relations, specializing in climate change, global governance, sustainable development and protection of human rights.

    He received the Medal of the High Assembly of the Senate of the French Republic. Assumes responsibility at a crucial time for the process of tackling climate change now, because in the coming years must implement the Paris Agreement and begin the process of linking the climate change process as integral parts of the global development agenda .

    Patricia Espinosa will ensure that countries implement a landmark agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • María Magdalena Ruiz Mejía, Secretary of the Environment and Territorial Development of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Degree in biology from the University of Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara), currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO). In the professional field it has more than two decades of experience in environmental issues.

    She worked for more than 6 years with the University of Guadalajara in various projects covering various scientific research and environmental education projects. Between 2000 and 2006 she worked as a researcher at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), where he also coordinated among other things, the environmental education project, prompted the Institutional “ITESO Sustainable Community” Program Responsible Consumption besides teaching activities.

    At various stages of his professional life biologist Ruiz Mejia has spearheaded projects for the conservation of strategic natural areas nationwide such as the Biosphere Reserves Sierra de Manantlán and the Area of Protection of Flora and Fauna Forest Spring and Canyon oblate-Huentitán.

    From 2007 she joined the public service in the Municipal Government of Guadalajara, serving as an advisor to the Edilicia Committee on Culture and Environment. In 2010 he was appointed Secretary of the Environment and Ecology same municipality position from which she promoted various programs, among other things improve waste management, promote environmental citizenship and conserve natural resources.

    In 2013 Ruiz Mejia was appointed Secretary of Environment and Territorial Development of the Government of the State of Jalisco, his current position and from which it has positioned itself an important agenda on issues such as conservation and biodiversity, forestry development, action on climate change and environmental protection.

    In recent years, the efforts of Ruiz Mejia with international bodies have strengthened the actions of the Government of Jalisco on climate change, establishing alliances with strategic partners such as The GCF TaskForce, The Climate Group, ICLEI, Carbon Trust, among others.

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  • Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Federal Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources

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    He served as vice president of Globe International Chapter Mexico and representative of his party in the Parliamentary Forum Asia – Pacific and Mexico Interparliamentary Meeting Brazil. He was also member of the commissions of Budget and Public Accounts, Environment and Natural Resources, among others. He is currently the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). Promoter Pro Air program, dedicated to identifying key pollutants and to implementing specific actions, the case of Mexico City and Tijuana.

    He promised to give continuity to all programs within the National Development Plan 2013-2018, among which combating climate change, conservation of forests, waste management, and be facilitators of economic growth a sustainable way.

    Aim to create a development environment that facilitates the massive and expeditious implementation of low-carbon solutions.

  • William Boyd, GCF Secretariat Representative

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    Dr. William Boyd is an associate professor of law at the University of Colorado, a member of the Institute of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Professor and Senior Advisor and Project Leader for the Secretariat Working Group Climate and Forests of Governors. He is the author of several works on legal issues associated with design and institutional systems compliance with greenhouse gases, as well as the integration of forests and land use emerging in climate policy. As a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Law, Professor Boyd teaches energy law and regulation, law and climate change policy, and environmental law. Dr. Boyd has a Ph.D. The Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley and his JD from Stanford Law School.

Plenary Session of Governors

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  • Silvano Aureoles Conejo, Governor of Michoacán, Mexico

    Agronomist at the Autonomous University of Chapingo.

    Master of Science in Regional Rural Development, Autonomous University of Chapingo.

    founding member of the PRD

    Secretary of Agricultural Development in Michoacan.

    Mayor of Zitacuaro, Michoacan.

    National Executive Commissioner and State Executive Coordinator in Michoacan UNORCA.

    President of the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Agricultural Development, A.C.

  • Irianto Lambrie, Governor of North Kalimantan, Indonesia

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    Dr. Ir. Irianto Lambrie born EL15 March 1954. It is the current governor of North Kalimantan, appointed by the Interior Minister Gamawan Fauzi on 22 April 2013. Before the Governor appointed official, was Irianto Regional secretary of the province of East Kalimantan.

    As Acting Governor, he has the work of training work units Regional Government (SKPD) in 2013, the formation of the Regional Representatives Council (Parliament) in 2014, holding the election of governor and lieutenant governor in 2015, and the settlement of the border with northern Kalimantan East Kalimantan.

  • Víctor Noriega, Governor of San Martin, Peru

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    He is a doctor and Peruvian politician. He is governor of the region of San Martin. In 2014 postulated regional elections for the regional presidency of San Martin with the political party People’s Force. In the first round, held on October 5 he remained in second place of the electoral preferences, behind the candidate Pedro Bogarín.

    Not having met any of the candidates 30% of the votes cast, and Noriega Bogarín competed in the second round by the regional presidency. 7 December was elected president of the San Martin region in the second round of regional elections for the period 2015-2018.

  • Manuel Gambini Rupay, Governor of Ucayali, Peru

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    He was mayor of the district of Irazola during the years 2007 to mid 2014. In April 2014, he announced his candidacy for the regional presidency of the department of Ucayali in regional and municipal elections the same year, leaving as interim mayor Javier Huamaní mantari up end of the year.

    Since January 2015, he takes office as president by democratic election.

  • Peter Shumlin, Governor of de Vermont, USA

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    His career in public service began over 30 years ago when at the age of 24 was elected to the board selection of the city. In 1990, Madeleine Kunin appointed Governor Pedro to fill an empty seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, where he served for 3 years. Windham County 8 terms VT then served in the Senate and was elected by his colleagues to lead the Senate as President pro tempore of most of that time.

    As governor, Peter is determined to make things difficult out. Since his inauguration, he has been working hard to create jobs for those who need it and raise incomes for those who have jobs, control of the high costs of health care, expanding broadband and cellular service to every corner of the state, reduce recidivism, investing in quality education opportunities, and rebuild our roads and bridges. Taken together, these and other key goals represent an ambitious agenda to create a brighter future for the people of Vermont’s economic future.

  • Cornelis, M.H., Governor of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

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    Cornelis won the election of the governor of West Kalimantan which was held on 15 November 2007. He was sworn by Home Minister Mardiyanto on January 14, 2008, along with Christiandy Sanjaya.

    In the 2012 elections, was associated with his deputy Christiandy Sanjaya, was re-elected for the period 2013-2018, Cornelis also served as Chairman of the PDI Council province of West Kalimantan and president of Large Families Putra Putri Polri (KBPPP) of West Kalimantan .

  • Fernando Melendez Celis, Governor of Loreto, Peru

    Lic. Melendez, realized his primary studies at the State School No. 62173 and secondary in Mons. Atanasio Goiri Jauregui in the district of Yurimaguas. Later, he completed his studies of Business Administration at the National University of the Peruvian Amazon.

    In 2014 he was elected president of the Loreto region in regional and municipal elections during the period from 2015 to 2018 by the Movement of Integration Loreto.

  • Carlos Brandao, Vice-Governor of Maranajao, Brazil

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    Brazilian politician and businessman affiliated to the PSDB. In 2010 was elected federal deputy by Marañon, for the second consecutive time.  In the year 2000 was the candidate for mayor by the PL along with Juan Castillo, both were defeated by Jackson Lake. In 2004, he ran again for candidate Vice – Mayor, by the PL, with Juan Castillo, both were defeated by Thaddeus Palace. In 2005, he left the PL to join the PSDB.

    Carlos Brandão was elected vice governor of Maranhão, in the elections of 2014, the Board of Flávio Dino ( PCdoB ).

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  • Luis Otsuka Salazar, Governor of Madre De Dios, Peru

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    Otsuka Luis Salazar (Tambopata, July 8, 1951) is a Peruvian politician. He is governor of the region of Madre de Dios.

    He did his primary studies at Colegio El Pilar and secondary in the Colegio Carlos Fitzcarrald both in Tambopata.

    In 2014 postulates to the regional elections for the regional government of Madre de Dios with Direct Democracy political party. In the first round, held on October 5 it remained in first place of the electoral preferences, before the candidate Simon Horna.

    Not having met any of the candidates 30% of the votes cast, Otsuka and Horna competed in the second round by the regional presidency. 7 December was elected president of the Madre de Dios region in the second round of regional elections for the period 2015-2018.

  • Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Canada

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    Wynne grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He earned a Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s University and an MA in linguistics from the University of Toronto. She achieved a degree of Master of Education in Adult Education Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto). He was a member of the disciplinary committee of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists 1997-2000.

    Wynne served as president of the Toronto Institute of Human Relations. In 1996, he helped found Citizens for Local Democracy, which opposed the efforts of the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario to amalgamate the city of Toronto. She founded the Metro Parent Network (now the Toronto Parent Network) supporting improvements in the public education system in the province, and has participated in numerous other community effort.

  • Confucio Aires Moura, Governor of Rondonia, Brazil

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    It is Tocantinense of Dianópolis, born on May 16, 1948. He worked as a teacher and military police, while studying Medicine in Goiânia. Medical consisting of UFG (Goiânia, 1975), began his career in Rondonia, in 1976, working with the population suffering from malaria epidemic in mining, such as Bom Futuro, and provide medical care for the poor population, the Jamari Valley region. After many years working in the field of medicine, he served as Secretary of Health Rondonia (1987-1988), being directly responsible for the implementation of SUS (National Health System) in the state of Rondonia, a fact that is remembered to this day. He was elected to three consecutive terms as a member of Congress.

  • Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, Governor of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Governor of Jalisco for the period 2013-2018. jalisciense proud, committed to his state. Jalisco strength is its people.

    Lawyer by the University of Guadalajara and Master in Public Policy and Management by the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO).

    It was alderman of the City Council of Guadalajara (2001-2003), after local deputy in the LVII Legislature and president of the municipality of Guadalajara in management from 2010 to 2012.

    He has been a university professor in the Division of Legal Studies of the University of Guadalajara; besides having given several conferences on youth participation in politics and participate in analysis tables on electoral processes.

  • Alfredo Neyra Alemán, Vice Governor of Piura, Peru

  • Rubén Alva Ochoa, Vice Governor of Huánuco, Peru

    Alva Ruben Ochoa (Luyando, September 23, 1958) is a Peruvian engineer and politician. He is governor of the region of Huanuco.

    He did his primary studies No. 32011 Hermilio Vandizan and secondary in the INEI No. 19 Hermilio Valdizan in Huanuco subsequently completed his studies of Civil Engineering at the National University Hermilio Valdizán.

    In 2014 postulated regional elections for the regional presidency of Huanuco with Descentralista Regional Integration Movement. In the first round, held on October 5 was in the first place of the electoral preferences, before the candidate Luis Picon.

    Not having met any of the candidates 30% of the votes cast, Alva and Picon competed in a runoff for the presidency regional.1 On 7 December was elected president of the Huanuco region in the second round of regional elections for the period Descentralista 2015-2018 by the Regional Integration Movement.

Latin American climate legislation

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  • Hilaria Supa Huamán, Ex President of the Third Commission, Sustainable Development, Sovereignty and Food Security Regional Security of the Andean Parliament

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    From a young age he begins to fight for the rights of peasant and working women, recognizing that education is essential for the advancement of women.

    It is elected leader and in 1984 organized the Women’s Committee of the Community of Huayllaccocha “Micaela Bastidas”. In 1991 he was elected general secretary of the Peasant Federation of Women of Anta, from which promotes literacy of rural women, the protection of water, ancestral cultures, knowledge of history, defending their customs and Quechua language as well such as environmental protection and land ownership.

    In 1994 he participates in the Preparatory Meeting of the World Conference on Women in Buenos Aires, in 1995 attending the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing.

    In 1997 as a peasant dirigenta, he receives complaints of farmers of their people about what had been happening to them in the field of reproductive health, by population policy imposed by the government of Alberto Fujimori. Hilaria Supa publicly denounced the situation and calls for the solidarity of women’s organizations and feminists, especially in Lima. In Lima supporters Giulia Tamayo, CLADEM and MAM Foundation. Supa in his village is threatened with death and is being teased because of allegations that he made.

    To advance reports, in 2001 he moved to Lima along with 12 ladies Anta, victims of forced sterilizations that occurred during the Fujimori government, whose demands struggle for more than 18 consecutive years, demanding justice, truth and reparations for victims.

    In 2001 he publishes threads of my life, translated into German and English, the second edition is published in 2010 by the Congress of the Republic

  • Ludovino Lopes, Director and Founder, LS Lawyers, São Paulo, Brazil

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    His fields of expertise are Climate Change, Law and International Relations digital.

    He graduated in law from the University of Lisbon, 1988; specialized in European Community law and environmental law, with emphasis on climate change. Practices law in Brazil since 1999.

    In his professional achievements and profile are:

    IETA – 2001 – Creation of the first CDM standard contracts, in accordance with Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol (ERPA – Purchase Agreement emission reduction) with.

    2001 – 2002 – Coordinator of preliminary legal issues within the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change.

    2003 – 2007 – Participant and speaker at the polis – Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP 7 – Marrakech – Study reductions ERPA emissions – Purchase Agreement) – (COP12) – Nairobi – Presentation of a bill, on behalf of the Order of Attorneys of Brazil in the State of São Paulo (OAB-SP), in a parallel event promoted by the WBCSD – World Business Council for Sustainable Development and IETA.

    2007 – Coordinator and co-author of the proposed legislation on Climate Change for the State of São Paulo, published in the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo – the Official Gazette n. 44 – The DOE 08/03/07.

    2008 – informed the organization and implementation of the guidelines for climate change, sustainable development and environmental conservation policy of the state of Amazonas, Brazil (State Law No. 3135 of June 5, 2007), as well as the implementation of FAS – Amazonas sustainable Foundation.

    He has affiliations as President of the Brazilian Chamber of Electronic Commerce Group Coordinator excellence in the culture of the Council of Regional Administration of São Paulo (CRASP). Former member of the Subcommittee on Climate Change of the Brazilian Bar Association in the State of São Paulo (OAB-SP) and the Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham).

  • José Montero, Public Policy Coordinator, Pronatura Sur, Mexico

    Degree in law and master in policy, management and environmental law by the Anáhuac University. Doctorante in human rights by the Autonomous University of Chiapas. He has been a consultant to various agencies of the United Nations system on issues of governance and a culture of peace, international migration, trafficking of wildlife and international organized crime.

    Currently coordinates the actions of public policies of Pronatura South in the area of governance, climate change, forest management, integrated management of the landscape and restoration. From this platform has participated in the development of action plans and strategies for rural development low in carbon to jurisdictional scale and landscape.

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  • Lucas Evangelisto Aguilera Pineda, Chairman of the Committee of Agricultural Affairs, Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources of the Central American Parliament

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    He was born on April 22, 1958 in El Corpus, Choluteca, Honduras. Some of the positions he has held are President of the National Farmers Union (UNC), National Educator, University of Workers of Latin America, President of the National Farmers Association (ACAN), General Coordinator of the Council of Campesino Organization of Honduras (COCOH), Cooperative President Regional Patuca, Olancho, Regidor of the Municipality of Patuca, Olancho, President – Judge of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, Secretary – Judge of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, Deputy to Congress, President of the Christian Democratic Party of Honduras, President of the National Institute for Environment and Development of Honduras (INADE), Member of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) by Honduras and President of the Agricultural Commission, Environment, Fisheries and Natural Resources, Member of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) by Honduras, periods : October 28, 2011 – October 28, 2016 and October 28, 2016 – October 28, 2020.

  • Erick Pajares, CEO Biosphere and external consultant of the Andean Parliament

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    He has specialties like Lawyer, expert judgment on international environmental law and global policies, international policy analyst and expert judgment in strategic analysis. Other knowledge are environmental governance, research methodology futures (environmental forecasting, construction of future possible scenarios and desirable alternative), design and operationalization of public policies for ecological, environmental and social sustainability, climate governance, with a focus on policies for adaptation

    social and environmental management, and transformation of environmental conflicts and

    Analysis of governance processes

  • Claudia Ochoa, GCF Fund Consultant, Amazon Region

  • Antonio Stroski, Secretary of Environment, Amazonas, Brazil

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    It is an agronomist with extensive experience in the field of environment, which has a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences at the Federal University of Amazonas (Ufam) focuses on the treatment of solid waste. Stroški was Ipaam presidency since 2011.

International cooperation for development as an economic incentive against climate change

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  • Jorge Meza, Forest Chief of the Office of United Nations Food and FAO Agriculture for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Coordinator of the Regional Initiative on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Management Disaster

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    Forest Engineer from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil (Diploma of Honor for better academic performance). Specialist in Economic Engineering, Faculty of Management and Economics, Curitiba – Brazil. M.Sc. in Tropical Forest Science from the George August Universität Göttingen – Germany.

    He currently serves as Senior Forestry Officer FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. It is the Regional Coordinator of FAO’s actions to the resilience of livelihoods from disasters and Coordinator of the Regional Initiative “Sustainable use of natural resources, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.”

    He has worked as a specialist in natural resources for the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) in Brazil and the coordination of national and regional projects financed by the IDB related to environment and natural resources management consultant. He had the opportunity to work with the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), headquartered in Brasilia – Brazil, dialogue and coordination with the national authorities of the 8 member countries of the Organization in management and sustainable use of biodiversity. It was forestry advisor to the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador, where he coordinated the program of strengthening environmental and forest management at national level. He was coordinator of the Environmental Management Program of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. It has prepared a number of documents, studies and reports on forests and natural resources.

  • Leo Heileman, United Nations Environment Programme UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme ROLAC

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    Leo Heileman is the Head of Business Unit Industry and Sustainable Consumption and Production of the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics in Paris. He is a chemist by profession and has completed graduate studies in Chemistry sea pollution at the University of Liverpool, UK; Management Studies of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago; and Control of Environmental Pollution and Operations Research at Pennsylvania State University, USA ..

    He has worked in the field of marine research and industrial environment, intergovernmental negotiations of multilateral environmental agreements and industrial environmental management in the oil and petrochemical industry. Mr. Heileman has worked with UNEP for the past 16 years based in Mexico, Kenya and France in various capacities ranging from management in Latin America and the Caribbean on regional programs in the industry and the environment for programs world, including regional cooperation, protection of ozone layer and sustainable consumption and production. His has extensive knowledge in the areas of industry, sustainable consumption and production, pollution control, disaster preparedness (APELL) and marine and analytical chemistry.

  • Eduardo Piquero, Director of the Platform of Carbon CO2

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  • Corinna Küsel, German Agency for Technical Cooperation Mexico

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    Director of GIZ Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit or German Development Cooperation in Mexico . She as director of GIZ , along with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT ) and the Mexican Association of Industrial Parks ( AMPIP ) held the 5th . International Conference on Sustainable Industrial Areas with the participation of national and international experts. From which we will work to develop criteria and indicators to promote sustainable performance of established industrial areas in Mexico.

  • Alejandro Rossi, Regional Environmental Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean - UNOPS

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    Mr. Rossi is Regional Environmental Adviser of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), coordinates all the projects with environmental implications executed by UNOPS in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is a lawyer by the Argentine Catholic University and a diploma in human rights by the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica. Has specialized in Public Administration, environmental law and management of environmental projects, with particular emphasis on the protection of water resources, access to water and sanitation as a human right, as well as the effective conservation of natural areas.

    Mr. Rossi has dedicated a good part of his career to the management of water resources having development diagnostic studies, regulatory frameworks of the drinking water and sewerage service, designs of watershed committees and codes of waters in various countries of Latin America. It has also been Secretary General of the Basin Authority Massacre Creek in the Argentine Republic. As a teacher, he has been Professor of Human Rights, Administrative Law and Environmental Law. Has been in charge of specialized programs of regulation of public services based on water, public works and the legal and institutional regime of Natural Protected Areas.

    In Latin America, Mr Rossi has been a consultant of the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) for the initiative of open data within the environmental sector of Peru, of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the Strategic Planning of the Ministry of the Environment of Guyana, as well as UNEP for the training of officials of the Ministries of Environment and Mining, respectively, in Uruguay.

    In the field of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), has been manager of programs in Argentina (2009), Chief Technical Adviser of the project for the revision of Environmental Studies in the mining sector of energy from Peru (2011) and currently serves as a Regional Adviser on Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Kazuyoshi Shinoyama, Director General of the International Cooperation Agency of Japan JICA Mexico

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    Mr. Shinoyama was born in Osaka, Japan. He graduated in Economics from Osaka University, and after graduation, he began working for five years in the Sanwa Bank, now Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd .. From 1994, he began working for the International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and acquire extensive experience and expertise in the various areas that make up this organization, from which we highlight his experience as director at the International Center of Tokyo (ICT) in the following divisions: Industrial Development, infrastructure economic, public policy development, and more importantly, in the development and management of the environment.

    He also has a great involvement in foreign affairs JICA has worked in Brazil and the Dominican Republic office, and since last June, he is Director General of JICA Mexico office.

  • Salvador Sánchez Colón, USAID México

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    Holds a degree in Biology Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México and a Magister degree in Ecology, at University of Wales, United Kingdom.

    Natural Resources Advisor in USAID, Mexico.

    He was Regional Coordinator for America Latina and The Caribbean in the United Nations Enviroment Programme.

  • Jean Marc Liger, Director of the Regional Agency of the French Development Agency

    Jean-Marc LIGER is director of the regional agency AFD in Mexico, it is in charge of the activities of Mexico, Central America, Cuba and Jamaica. Graduate of a Master in Economics from CERDI Clermont-Ferrand, began his career in Bangladesh as an aggregate of cooperation in the French Embassy to later join the Group of the French Development Agency in 1994. For more than fifteen years, he worked for Proparco, while in Paris, where he specialized in the sector of banks and emerging financial markets and abroad, in Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon and Morocco. He was director of Proparco regional office in Casablanca. In 2007, he was appointed director of the AFD agency in the Dominican Republic where he strengthened cooperation in the areas of urban development and promotion of the private sector. His actions have earned him be decorated by the President of the Dominican Republic with the National Order of Merit in 2012. Next was director of the Department of Latin America-Caribbean in Paris for a year before taking his current duties in Mexico in 2013.

Emerging issues of the development agenda 2030; water and biodiversity in view of the challenges of climate change

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  • Evelia Rivera Arriaga, National Coordinator of the VI Communication on Climate Change, PNUD/INECC

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    Dr. Rivera Arriaga is a professor and researcher at the Centre for Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography Gulf of Mexico, the Autonomous University of Campeche. She teaches in the graduate program in integrated coastal and marine management, and the graduate program in Environmental Management at the Marista University of Merida. She conducts research in the management of the coastal ecosystem and marine policy. Collaborates with the National Council for Sustainable Development of the Mexican federal government, and is a member of the Working Group of the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.

  • Rane Cortez, Technic Director of the Mexico REDD+ Alliance

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    She led the work of The Nature Conservancy in international policy for the reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD ) and worked in policy areas related to the design, development and implementation of REDD programs on a large scale.

    Rane also spearheaded the initiative of training on topics of REDD on a group of NGOS in 6 countries, creating resources for the development of capacities in practitioners of REDD as indigenous peoples, NGOS, government agencies at the local and national level. During 2010 and 2011 Cortez moved to Belem, Brazil where supported in the design and implementation of a pilot project REDD of 11 million hectares in the Amazon.

    She currently lives in Merida, Mexico and is the Technical Director of the Alliance Mexico REDD

  • Alice O. Ekwu, Commissioner Ministry of Climate Change and Forestry, Cross River State, Nigeria

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  • Eduard Muller Castro, President of the Biodiversity Partnership of Mesoamerica (BPM) and part of the spokesman of The Climate Project- Al Gore

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    Rector de la Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional (UCI)

    Eduard Müller Castro es el fundador y presidente de la Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional y Presidente titular de la UNESCO.

    Participa activamente en la Comisión Mundial de Áreas Protegidas de la UICN donde coordina la Alianza Global para la Profesionalización de la Gestión de las Áreas Protegidas (GPPPAM). Apoya estrechamente las labores del Secretariado del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica en la Alianza Global de Negocios y Biodiversidad así como la efectiva implementación del Programa de Trabajo sobre las Áreas Protegidas y el Plan Estratégico para la Biodiversidad 2010-2020 y sus Metas Aichi, habiendo asistido a varias COPs y SUBSTTAs así como las Reuniones de Composición Abierta sobre las Áreas Protegidas, que asesora los procesos de áreas protegidas dentro del Convenio.

    Ha estado involucrado por más de 20 años con el Programa MAB de UNESCO y las reservas de biosfera en diferentes países.

  • Cynthia Menéndez, Program Director Low Emission in Mexico, WWF

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    World Wildlife Foundation Mexico (WWF Mexico) 

    Mexico Low Emission Development Program (MLED) – USAID 

    Low Emissions Development Expert 

    Coordinate different stakeholders, including NGOs, federal and local government representatives. Manage and evaluate projects from the MLED Program. Currently working with SEDATU, SEMARNAT, ITDP, EMBARQ and local government of Guadalajara to implement a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project.

    Volunteer to implement internal strategies for the Green Office Program.

  • Ronaldo Lima, Deputy Secretary for Water Resources, SEMA, Pará Brazil

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    Ronaldo Jorge da Silva Lima was appointed Executive Director IBRAM ( Brazilian Institute of Mining ) in Bethlehem ( PA ) . Geologist and expert on environment and water resources, Lima work in companies in the mining and was project manager Secretariat of State for the Environment of Pará ( SEMA ) .

Keynote Lecture

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  • Patricia Espinosa Castellano, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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    Patricia Espinosa United Nations primarily responsible for climate change issues. He was ambassador of Mexico in Berlin, Espinosa was appointed executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in replacement of the Costa Rican Christiana Figueres, said Ban. Espinosa has over 30 years of experience at the highest level in international relations, specializing in climate change, global governance, sustainable development and protection of human rights.

    He received the Medal of the High Assembly of the Senate of the French Republic. Assumes responsibility at a crucial time for the process of tackling climate change now, because in the coming years must implement the Paris Agreement and begin the process of linking the climate change process as integral parts of the global development agenda .

    Patricia Espinosa will ensure that countries implement a landmark agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

North American climate legislation

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  • Mirza Flores Gómez, Congresswoman part of the Climate Change Comission of the Deputies Chamber

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    Is a graduate in Law from 1997, has mastery in studies of women, gender and citizenship carried out in 2009-2011 and has issued a number of graduates and seminars such as the Legal Seminar English in 1999, diploma: of Civil Procedure in 2000 and a Graduate Diploma in Senior Management in 2014.

    Within her political career played charges as Coordinator Gender Agenda of 2012 to 2015. Within the Federal Public Administration and Legal Technique: Federal Electoral Institute in 1993-1994; District Councillor 04: Federal Electoral Institute in 2012.

    Within the Local Public Administration served as an Assistant Rapporteur: STJ of Jalisco State in 1995-1996; Municipal Councillor: IEPCEJ in 2003; as a
    consultant in the Congress of the State of Jalisco in 2012. In the private initiative was a legal consultant in the Notary Public No. 80 in 1995-1996. It belonged to the Association to be able to awaken A. C., as Legal Adviser from 2000 to 2009.

  • Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks of the Province of Alberta, Canada

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    Grew up in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA with Honors and Master of Arts in Political Science. After graduating, undertook to make the priorities of the government and work priorities of the middle class families, when working with Jack Layton and the NDP federal, as well as the bedplate NDP in the legislature of Alberta.

    Phillips is an analyst of the economic policy that worked for the Alberta Labor Federation, where there was a lot of work in the energy and environment related issues. He also served as chairman of the group of Womanspace Lethbridge.

  • David Heurtel, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Combating Climate Change in Quebec, Canada

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    David Heurtel was first elected to the Québec National Assembly in December 2013 as MNA for Viau, a riding in the east part of the Island of Montréal. He was re-elected in the April 2014 general elections and appointed Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change on April 23, 2014. He is also a member of many committees, including the Committee for the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, and the Economic and Sustainable Development Committee, making him a key player in advising the government on transitioning to a greener economy and a society more resilient to climate change impacts.

    After practicing law for several years, he held management positions at various organizations including Director of International Television Sales for the Just for Laughs Group, Deputy Director of the Seattle Center, and Director of Public and Corporate Affairs at the events promoter company Evenko, before his appointment as president and CEO of the Montréal Olympic Park in 2011.

    Since the beginning of his career, Mr. Heurtel has contributed actively to the development and vitality of society. He chaired the Québec Cinéma board of directors, in addition to serving on the boards of directors of several other organizations.

  • Judit Arenas, Deputy Permanent Observer Law Organization International Development for the United Nacions

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    Director of External Relations of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

    directs the external positioning of IDLO as the only intergovernmental organization focused exclusively on the promotion of the rule of law.

    With headquarters in New York, she also serves as the Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York. Its responsibilities include the supervision of promotion, government relations, public affairs and strategic communication efforts to help build a culture of justice.

    Judit Arenas is the trustee of SciDev.Net, the world leader in the non-profit organization news on science and technology for the global development and a member of the United Nations Global Compact B4LOD (Business for the rule of law) Steering Committee.

    Prior to joining IDLO, she was vice president of APCO Worldwide, providing strategic advice for companies, governments and non-profit organizations. His career in the nonprofit sector includes functions as chief of staff of the Secretary General of Amnesty International, as Director of Global means of amnesty and as deputy coordinator of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

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  • Tim Gray, Director General del Fondo para la Defensa del Medio Ambiente

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    Tim is the executive director of Environmental Defense of Canada. professional approach of Tim has been in the areas of design of the campaign, the conservation and management of the territory, the forestry policy and practices and market mechanisms to promote the protection of the environment. Has specialized in the development of projects and the management, negotiation, market development and government relations.

    Tim has been a member of several ministerial advisory committees including Committee of the government of Ontario Forest Policy Advisory, the Advisory Council Forestry Agreement and the Council of Ministers in the competitiveness of the forestry sector. He co-directed the responder group at the Timber ENGO Ontario Environmental Assessment of class and the Association for the collaboration Public Lands ENGO during Ontario Land by the life process of land use planning. It has also had roles related to the development and the use of market mechanisms to achieve results of conservation and has participated in the development of Canadian regional standards and policies FSC acquisition of FSC and export strategies in Central America.

  • Beatriz Bugeda Bernal, Director General of Climate Change Policy of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources SEMARNAT of Mexico

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    Graduated in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Master of Law from the University of Harvard. Account also with a Masters in International Cooperation of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and is a member of the Program of Advanced Studies of Sustainable Development and Environment of the College of Mexico.

    It was also legal advisor and chief of the Mexican Office of link of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Mexico.

  • Richard Corey, Air Resources Board of California, USA

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    El Sr. Corey tiene 28 años de experiencia profesional en el campo de la contaminación del aire con más de 20 años de esa experiencia en una capacidad de gestión en JRA. Antes de su nombramiento como Delegado, se desempeñó como Director adjunto y Jefe de la División de fuentes estacionarias.

    El equipo del señor Corey de más de 1.200 directivos profesionales y personal son responsables de una amplia gama de programas, incluyendo aquellos relativos a los combustibles, el clima, los incentivos y los tóxicos en el aire. Su equipo es responsable de la ejecución de algunos de los programas clave que incluyen; la norma de combustible bajo en carbono, la regulación de límites máximos y comercio, medidas e incentivos para reducir las emisiones procedentes de una variedad de fuentes de movimiento de mercancías, incluidos los de transporte por carretera puerto, unidades de refrigeración para transporte, manipulación de operaciones de carga, operaciones marítimas, movimiento de mercancías relacionados con el ferrocarril, y medidas para reducir las emisiones de los motores diesel estacionarios y portátiles, así como varias estrategias para reducir los contaminantes tóxicos del aire entre una amplia variedad de fuentes. Además, el Sr. Corey supervisa la Junta de servicios administrativos y de operaciones de tecnología de la información.

    El Sr. Corey tiene una licenciatura en Toxicología Ambiental, así como un MBA de la Universidad de California.

  • Glen Murray, Minister of Climate Change Ontario Province, Canada

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    Glen Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010 as the MPP for Toronto Center. He was reelected in 2011 and 2014.

    Murray is currently serving as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. He was appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Minister in February 2013.

    Has had a life of activism in urban planning, sustainable development and the health of the community. Murray is a founding member of the Canadian Society of AIDS. He was the Director of Health Education and HIV prevention services in the village clinic / 9 Circles Community Health Center in Winnipeg. Murray was also part of the working group of the World Health Organization AIDS service for the Global Program on AIDS.

New Challenges of international public climate financing

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  • Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Canadá

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    Katie serves as the Director of IETA of the Americas and international finance on climate . On behalf of the members of business global multisectoral IETA , Katie led efforts to inform policy on climate change and the design of the market with government agencies and non-governmental partners in the entire American continent . It also manages growing international work of IETA on the innovative instruments and mechanisms of market , able to leverage and extend the private capital low in carbon. Katie is a member of the University of Toronto Finance Committee of the Environment , the Consultative Group of Climate Change from the Commissioner for the Environment of Ontario , and the Advisory Group on Climate Change to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Ontario .

  • Karine Hertberg , Climate and Evironmental Advisor, Royal Norwegian Embassy / NICFI

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  • Carole Megevand, Forestry World Bank leader

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    Has 20 years of professional experience in Management of Natural Resources ( MRN ) in developing countries . She has two masters, respectively, in Agricultural Economics and the Environment / Natural Resources Economy. In the World Bank, has managed complex operations of NRM in several regions (including in the Congo basin and in the countries of Latin America) with a specific focus on the cross-cutting dimensions and issues of governance. In addition to the operational responsibilities, has been designated as the lead on world forests for the World Bank Group to the strategic position of the agenda of the forest by the institution. His international experience in the developing world includes two long-term tasks (Cameroon and Tunisia) and missions in more than 15 countries of Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Rosa Maria Vidal, Executive Director, GCF Fund

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    Rosa Maria Vidal is Executive Director of the Fund of GCF , with what 25 years of experience in the institutional development , the sustainable management of natural resources , forests and interventions by means of life . She is a well-known professional Mexican Conservation , which has collaborated in the development of the non-profit sector in the south of Mexico and has promoted the creation of several conservation alliances at the national and international level . Their experience combines the challenges of local implementation with international experience . She is the founder and former managing director of the NGO Pronatura South AC mexicana where remains a member of the Board , the vice president and founder of the El Triunfo Fund AC (to date ) , a member of the Executive Committee of the Regional Council of Birdlife International to the Americas ( 2006-2012 ), and member of the Network of Civil Society for the Global Environment (up to date)

  • Ligia Castro de Doens, Director of Environment, Development Bank of Latin America CAF

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    Ligia Castro de Doens is the Director of the Environment of CAF-Development Bank of America atina-since July 2011

    Mrs. Castro, of Panamanian nationality, account with an outstanding professional career in both public institutions and private. He has held positions of high responsibility among which the Minister of State in the Environment from 2005 to 2009; President of the Board of Directors of the RAMSAR Center; President of the Directing Council of the Coiba National Park; Director of the Center for the Study of Health, Environment and Society; General Director of the National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources of Panama and General Manager of Land Eco Services

    The Sra, Castro is a graduate in Geography at the University of Havana, has a masters degree in Biological Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Graduate Degree in High Management of the Aden Business School and is currently completing a doctoral thesis at the University of Havana.

Local adaption and mitigation

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  • Francisco Barnés Regueiro, Executive Director of the Center Mario Molina

    A chemical engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico; with masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a doctorate in environmental and energy policy by the Imperial College of the University of London.

    Dr. Barnés is the Executive Director of the center Mario Molina. Previously he was General Director of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change, occupied the presidency of the National Institute of Ecology, he was a partner of the consultancy McKinsey & Company where he served as a consultant. Has specialized in the development of strategies for low-carbon growth, and has worked extensively on issues linked to climate change, energy and sustainable development related to water, environmental pollution and solid waste.

    Participated in the second meeting “México-Alemania. Dialogs for a sustainable future/Intelligent Mobility”, organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Germany in Mexico, said that the transport sector has become the main issuer of pollutants. That would be a great challenge for the city of Mexico to achieve more efficient mobility that represents energy savings, time and lower emission of pollutants.

  • María Amparo Martínez Arroyo, General Director of National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change

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    Biologist, with bachelor and master degrees made in the Faculty of Sciences at the UNAM and doctorate in Ecology from the University of Barcelona, Spain, obtained with mention Cum Laude.

    He served as the Director of the center of Atmospheric Sciences (CEC) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico 2009 to August 2013 Where is, in addition, Researcher Holder and coordinator of the group of atmospheric aerosols.

    Has been a pioneer in the study of the atmosphere-biosphere interactions in aquatic systems, studying both processes of photosynthesis (capture of carbon dioxide and oxygen production), as of issuance and capture biogénica of other gases climatically assets (dimetilsulfuro, methane), in continental ecosystems, coastal and marine resources.

  • Alejandro Nieto, National Institute for Federalism and Municipal Development, Mexico

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    Rodrigo Alejandro Nieto Enriquez was born in Villa of coal, State of Mexico on 21 August 1950. He graduated in Architecture at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM).

    Home Your Master studies in 1973. Obtained the title of Master in Urban and Regional Planning in 1975 and the master in Economics in 1977, both at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

    In the public service has held various positions including: Director General of urban equipment and housing in the Secretariat of Human Settlements and Public Works (SAHOP); Junior planner in the Regional Program on Human Settlements for Latin America of UN-Habitat; Coordinator of Advisors of the Assistant Secretary for Human Settlements in the SAHOP; General Director of land for housing of the Subsecretariat of housing in the Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology (SEDUE).

    In the Government of the State of Mexico was Director General of Cadastre of the Secretariat of Finance and then as secretary of economic development of the State Government. In the next administration served as Director General of the Agency strategic centers of growth (OCEC).

    Subsequently was nominated as a candidate for Federal Deputy and formed part of the LV Legislature of the Congress of the Union (1991-1994), in which participated in various committees and served as Secretary of the Commission on Human Settlements and President of the Commission for the reconstruction of the San Lázaro Legislative Palace.

    In 1995 was appointed as coordinator of INFONAVIT in the Federal District.

    Again joined in 1998 as Secretary of Urban Development and Public Works in the Government of the State of Mexico. In 2008 serves as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development in the General Secretariat of the Government of the State of Mexico.

    In 2012 he was appointed Technical Secretary of the General Coordination of the Campaign of the candidate Enrique Peña Nieto. For September 2012 was named Technical Secretary of the Transition Government.

    In December 2012, was appointed as Director General of the National Commission on Housing (CONAVI) and in May 2013, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development The Secretariat of Agrarian Development, Territorial and Urban (SEDATU), a post he held until September 2015.

    Was in charge since 2014 the preparatory tasks of Mexico relating to the Conference for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Habitat III, to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.

  • Tanya Müller García, Secretaria de Medio Ambiente de la Ciudad de México, México

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    Tanya Müller is a teacher in International Sciences of Urban Agriculture (International Agricultural Economics and Management) by the Humboldt University of Berlin and is Agronomic Engineer with specialization in horticulture by the Panamerican Agricultural School, Zamorano of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Account with a Postgraduate International in hydrometeorology by the Ministry of Transport Meteorological Service Bet-Dagan of Tel Aviv, Israel (IMS), as well as a Diploma in Environmental Law and Natural Resources by the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

    She has served as Director of Social Management of the Office of the Head of Government; and as Director of urban reforestation, Parks and bikeways of the Secretariat of the Environment of the Government of the Federal District, where was in charge of the programs of the Mobility Strategy in bicycle of Mexico City; the system of public bicycles Ecobici; the Sunday program move by bike, as well as the work of decrees of Areas of Environmental Value (Barrancas Urban) and the Program of Naturación of roofs.

    She also is the founder and president of the Mexican Association for National Naturación of roofs (AMENA A.C.), Civil Association dedicated to the research and dissemination of roofs and walls green. Rapporteur at international congresses in Basel, Switzerland; Sao Paolo, Brazil; Philadelphia and Washington in the United States of America; Monterrey, Mexico and in cities of the Republic of China. He was also founder and Vice President of the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), World Association dedicated to the promotion of green infrastructure in different regions of the world.

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  • Eduardo Santana Castellón, Academic from University of Guadalajara UDG

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    Is research professor of the Manantlán Institute of Ecology and Conservation of the biodiversity of the University Center of the Southern Coast of the University of Guadalajara, since 1985. Received a doctorate in Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Conducts research and teaches classes on wildlife ecology and management of natural protected areas; participated in the creation of the Biosphere Reserve of Sierra de Manantlán and the Board Intermunicipal Environment for the Integral Management of the lower basin of the River Ayuquila.

  • Simon Retallack, Director of Latin America, Carbon Trust

    Simon_Retallack

    Simon has taken initiatives to address climate change and other environmental problems in a variety of roles in the past 17 years. As director of the policy of the Carbon Trust and the team of the markets, which directs high profile commitments for the customers of the Government, the development of programs of strategy of low carbon content , of policy and delivery of the sector. Private previously was leader of a team award-winning work on climate policy at the Research Institute of Public Policies , working at a higher level with the ministers and directors-general . Simon has a wide experience in projects in the United Kingdom and throughout Latin America. Is a member of the Board of Carbon Trust Mexico and member of the Council of the foundation for a New Economy.

  • Alberto Uribe, Mayor of Tlajomulco, Jalisco, Mexico

    He studied the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Guadalajara

    Degree in Law by the University of Guadalajara

    Master studies in Constitutional Law from the Institute of Higher Studies in the West (ITESO)

    Experience:

    · President of the society of students at the Faculty of Political Studies of the UdeG

    · initiated in policy in the year 1988, during the mandate of Gabriel Covarrubias Ibarra as Municipal President of Guadalajara.

    · collaborated in the Jalisco State Administration as Private Secretary to the Secretary General of the Government, José Luis Leal Sanabria.

    · Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Guadalajara

    · 2010-2012 Municipal Trustee Tlajomulco de Zuniga

    · 2012 Municipal President a.i., then to request license to their charge Enrique Alfaro Ramirez.

    · served as Secretary General of the Government of this municipality in the administration of Ismael del Toro Castro, 2012 until 12 December 2014 in which it requested license to locate the candidature by Citizen Movement to the municipal presidency.

    · Municipal President of Tlajomulco de Zuniga from 01 October 2015

Keynote Lecture

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  • Virgilio Viana, Superintendent- General of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS)

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    It has a PhD in evolutionary biology at Harvard University.
    He organized the discussion that led to the creation of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in 1993.
    He was president and founder of IMAFLORA, the first organization of forest certification in Latin America in 2003 was the first secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development of Amazonas, the largest state of Brazil and coordinated the “the Green Free Trading Zone” program.
    Currently, he is Director General of the “Fundação Amazonas Sustentável”, which aims to promote local welfare and sustainable participation of forest dwellers along the Brazilian Amazon; Member of the World Economic Forum; Member of the Global Agenda Council on poverty and sustainable development; Member of the International Advisory Council of Environmental Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA); Member of the Advisory Board of the Royal Society’s project of human endurance; Co-President of forests, oceans, biodiversity and ecosystem services’S UN and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and president of Amazon SDSN.

Minister Plenary Session 1st round

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  • Magaly Medeiros, Director of the Institute of Climate Changes and Regulation of Environmental Services, Government of Acre, Brazil

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    Director and President of the Regulatory Department of Environmental Services in the Institute for Climate Change (BMI), and attracts Maia, Secretary of State for Women Policies.

  • Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks of the Province of Alberta, Canada

    Shannon_Phillips

    Grew up in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA with Honors and Master of Arts in Political Science. After graduating, undertook to make the priorities of the government and work priorities of the middle class families, when working with Jack Layton and the NDP federal, as well as the bedplate NDP in the legislature of Alberta.

    Phillips is an analyst of the economic policy that worked for the Alberta Labor Federation, where there was a lot of work in the energy and environment related issues. He also served as chairman of the group of Womanspace Lethbridge.

  • Carlos Morales Vázquez, Minister of Environment and Natural History, Chiapas Mexico

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    Carlos Orsoe Morales Vazquez was born in Ocozocoautla, Chiapas, 27 October 1957) is a Mexican political. A member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, was federal deputy from 2006 to 2009.

    Carlos Morales Vazquez is a graduate in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

    Secretary of Environment and Natural History, Chiapas Mexico

  • Luzimeire Ribeiro da Moura Carreira, Ministry of Environment, Tocantins, Brazil

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    Took the knob from 1 January 2015, the Department of the Environment and Water Resources. The new secretary career Meire, as you prefer to be called, was born in Porto National (A). Graduated in Environmental Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the Federal University of Tocantins (UFT). In the context of the governance, has experience in the strategic planning of the environment with a focus on the management of water, environmental sanitation and climate change.

    Is the career servant of Palms City Hall, where he served as the director of Environment, from 2001 to 2004. Actively participated in the creation and implementation of the Municipal Environment Environment Policy Palms and is co-author of the Municipal Policy on Climate Change Palms. It is also served from 2009 to 2010 in the Department of the Environment and Water Resources of Tocantins, as a project consultants and fundraising.

  • Eduardo Batllori Sampedro, Secretary of Environmental Affairs of Yucatan, Mexico

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    Minister of Urban Development and the Environment of the State of Yucatan, Mexico; has a doctorate in geography at the University of Havana, Cuba. Research Professor 1989-2007 specialized in Social Sciences, Management of Water Resources and Environmental Impact Assessment at the Research Center “Center for Research and Advanced Studies Unit, Merida in Yucatan”. Author and co-author of several journal articles and book chapters.
    From the year 2007 until now in charge of the Secretariat of Urban Development and the Environment, which was responsible for monitoring and supervising the public environmental policy of the State of Yucatan.
    With regard to climate change, which is to contribute to the initiatives of the “Special Program of Yucatan of climate change”, the “Strategy of State of the Sustainable Energy”, “State strategy of REDD ” and the “Regional Strategy on Climate Change” with the neighboring states of Campeche and Quintana Roo.

  • Carles Llorens, General Secretary ORU-FOGAR

  • Germano Gomes Luis Vieria, Deputy Minester of Enviroment of Minas Gerais

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  • María Magdalena Ruiz Mejía, Minister of Environment and Territorial Development of the State of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Degree in biology from the University of Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara), currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO). In the professional field it has more than two decades of experience in environmental issues.

    She worked for more than 6 years with the University of Guadalajara in various projects covering various scientific research and environmental education projects. Between 2000 and 2006 she worked as a researcher at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), where he also coordinated among other things, the environmental education project, prompted the Institutional “ITESO Sustainable Community” Program Responsible Consumption besides teaching activities.

    At various stages of his professional life biologist Ruiz Mejia has spearheaded projects for the conservation of strategic natural areas nationwide such as the Biosphere Reserves Sierra de Manantlán and the Area of Protection of Flora and Fauna Forest Spring and Canyon oblate-Huentitán.

    From 2007 she joined the public service in the Municipal Government of Guadalajara, serving as an advisor to the Edilicia Committee on Culture and Environment. In 2010 he was appointed Secretary of the Environment and Ecology same municipality position from which she promoted various programs, among other things improve waste management, promote environmental citizenship and conserve natural resources.

    In 2013 Ruiz Mejia was appointed Secretary of Environment and Territorial Development of the Government of the State of Jalisco, his current position and from which it has positioned itself an important agenda on issues such as conservation and biodiversity, forestry development, action on climate change and environmental protection.

    In recent years, the efforts of Ruiz Mejia with international bodies have strengthened the actions of the Government of Jalisco on climate change, establishing alliances with strategic partners such as The GCF TaskForce, The Climate Group, ICLEI, Carbon Trust, among others.

  • Glen R. Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of the Province of Ontario, Canada

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    Glen Murray was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2010 as the MPP for Toronto Center. He was reelected in 2011 and 2014.

    Murray is currently serving as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. He was appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Minister in February 2013.

    Has had a life of activism in urban planning, sustainable development and the health of the community. Murray is a founding member of the Canadian Society of AIDS. He was the Director of Health Education and HIV prevention services in the village clinic / 9 Circles Community Health Center in Winnipeg. Murray was also part of the working group of the World Health Organization AIDS service for the Global Program on AIDS.

  • David Heurtel, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Combating Climate Change of the Province of Quebec, Canada

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    David Heurtel was first elected to the Québec National Assembly in December 2013 as MNA for Viau, a riding in the east part of the Island of Montréal. He was re-elected in the April 2014 general elections and appointed Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change on April 23, 2014. He is also a member of many committees, including the Committee for the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, and the Economic and Sustainable Development Committee, making him a key player in advising the government on transitioning to a greener economy and a society more resilient to climate change impacts.

    After practicing law for several years, he held management positions at various organizations including Director of International Television Sales for the Just for Laughs Group, Deputy Director of the Seattle Center, and Director of Public and Corporate Affairs at the events promoter company Evenko, before his appointment as president and CEO of the Montréal Olympic Park in 2011.

    Since the beginning of his career, Mr. Heurtel has contributed actively to the development and vitality of society. He chaired the Québec Cinéma board of directors, in addition to serving on the boards of directors of several other organizations.

  • Vilson Machado, Minister of Environment, Rondônia, Brazil

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    Was born on 26 June 1968 in the city of Tupanciretã (RS). Son of Vilson Theodoretto Machado and Maria Sales Machado, Vilson is married with Danielle Machado and has two sons.

    With specialization in law and a postgraduate degree in higher education methodology, Vilson Salles joined the Military Police in 1992 and was promoted to 1st degree of lieutenant in 1995. In 1997 was promoted to captain. In 2001 he was elevated to the rank of major, and in 2007, was promoted to colonel in the Military Police of Rondônia.

    The excellent work done, Vilson collects nine medals and awards of merit as Fort Prince of Beira; Cultural Merit; the governor Jorge Teixeira merit; medal “in the service of peace”, granted by the United Nations (UN), among others.

  • Evelia Rivera Arriaga, National Coordinator of the VI Communication on Climate Change, PNUD/INECC

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    Dr. Rivera Arriaga is a professor and researcher at the Centre for Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography Gulf of Mexico, the Autonomous University of Campeche. She teaches in the graduate program in integrated coastal and marine management, and the graduate program in Environmental Management at the Marista University of Merida. She conducts research in the management of the coastal ecosystem and marine policy. Collaborates with the National Council for Sustainable Development of the Mexican federal government, and is a member of the Working Group of the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands.

Minister Plenary Session 2nd round

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  • Antonio Stroski, Minister of Environment, Amazonas, Brazil

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    Is an agronomist with wide experience in the field of the environment, that has a masters degree in Environmental Sciences from the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) focuses on the treatment of solid waste. Stroški was in the presidency of Ipaam since 2011.

  • Roberto Iván Alcalá Ferráez, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Campeche, Mexico

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  • Alice Ekwu, Honorary Commissioner of the Ministry of Climate Change, Cross River State, Nigeria

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  • Ibon Mendibelzua, Euzkadi, Basque Government, delegate in Mexico

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    It is the representation of the Basque Country in the field of relations with institutions, agencies, organizations and agents in the Mexican Republic, relations with the Basque community in the country, always with the idea for the defense and promotion of the basque multisectoral interests within the scope of the powers that belong to us.

    Its mission is the promotion, coordination, intensification and identification, among others, of the social ties and relations, Basque cultural and economic and mexican and encourage collaboration and meeting between the economic and social agents in the Basque Country and Mexico, without forgetting the dissemination of cultural expressions that exist in our country.

  • Ricardo Fitz Mendoza, Minister of Environment of Tabasco, Mexico

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    Born in Villahermosa, Tabasco. University studies conducted in public accounting by the National Polytechnic Institute.

    Participated in courses and workshops with CONACYT, eyebrow.

    In his professional life has held positions in the environmental sphere from 2003 being chosen as Technical Secretary of the Commission of Agricultural Affairs, Forestry, Hydraulic and fishing and Congress of the State of Tabasco.

    In 2007, began to have social participation with the SERNAPAM. In 2013, he was appointed Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Development by the SERNAPAM. And in September 2015 to date, is the owner of the SERNAPAM.

  • Rosa María Vidal, Executive Director, GCF Fund

    Rosa_Maria_VidalRosa María Vidal es Director Ejecutivo del Fondo del GCF , con lo que 25 años de experiencia en el desarrollo institucional , la gestión sostenible de los recursos naturales , los bosques y las intervenciones de medios de vida . Ella es un conocido profesional de la conservación mexicana , que ha colaborado en el desarrollo del sector sin fines de lucro en el sur de México y ha promovido la creación de varias alianzas de conservación a nivel nacional e internacional . Su experiencia combina los desafíos de la implementación local con experiencia internacional . Ella es el fundador y ex director gerente de la ONG Pronatura Sur AC mexicana donde permanece miembro de la Junta , el vicepresidente y fundador del Fondo de Conservación El Triunfo AC (hasta la fecha ) , miembro del Comité Ejecutivo del Consejo Regional de Birdlife Internacional para las Américas ( 2006-2012 ), y miembro de la Red de la Sociedad Civil para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (hasta la fecha)

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  • Ricardo Luna García, Minister of Planing and Environment of Michoacan, Mexico

    He is an agronomist in the specialty of Plant Breeding, graduated from the Faculty of Microbial Biofilm Microbial Bioinsecticides “President Juárez” of the Michoacán University of San Nicolas de Hidalgo (UMSNH).

    Account with a diploma in beekeeping, coordinated by the National Association of Veterinary Medical Specialists in bees, A.C., in the Faculty of Microbial Biofilm Microbial Bioinsecticides “President Juárez”, and with a course on “Management of the African bees” taught by the coordinator of the National Program for the control of the african bee.

    He served as undersecretary of promoting productive of the Secretariat of Rural Development in 2008-2012, local deputy by relative majority in 2002-2005, as well as chairman of the Committee on Rural Development in the State Congress.

    She was a member of the Committee on Ecology of the State Congress.

    Submitted for its approval the Beekeeping Promotion Act to the state of Michoacan and participated in the elaboration of the Water Act and management of river basins of the state of Michoac de Ocampo.

  • Perry Trimper, Minister of Environment of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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    On 24 September 2014, Perry is assured the candidature for the liberal party of Newfoundland and Labrador to the District of Lake Melville. To focus on this new role, has renounced his employer, opened an office in the street 8 Grand in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and is preparing for the next election provincial.

    Perry was born in Nova Scotia and studied forestry and wildlife management in New Brunswick. Arrived in Labrador in 1987 … and stayed.

    As a former chief scientist with Stantec, worked in the patterns of environmental assessment, research and the use of the land associated with the resource development projects in Labrador and other northern regions around the world.

    The national and international experience of Perry includes , the dismantling of the sites dew -Line in the central Arctic; and other projects of Noranda , Albright & Wilson , Abitibi -Price , Inco , and Transport Canada . Perry has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program in Russia , Ukraine and Turkmenistan on similar topics of resource development, economic and social associations and the environmental assessment .

  • Ronaldo Lima, Undersecretary of Water Resources (SEMA) to Brazil

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    Ronaldo Jorge da Silva Lima was appointed Executive Director IBRAM ( Brazilian Institute of Mining ) in Bethlehem ( PA ) . Geologist and expert on environment and water resources, Lima work in companies in the mining and was project manager Secretariat of State for the Environment of Pará ( SEMA ) .

  • Joan Frederic Bodet Ferreira Franca, Specialist Secretary of International Relationsof the Goverment of Río de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Mr. Joan França is currently Project Manager of RegionsAdapt, the first global initiative for regional governments to take concrete action, cooperate and report efforts in climate adaptation. In addition, as Specialist for International Affairs and Sustainability of the International Relations Office of Rio de Janeiro State Government, he is also responsible for coordinating the State’s international agenda on sustainable development and climate change.

    Since Mr. França was appointed to this position in 2013, Rio State has formalized its adhesion and has been playing an active role in the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (NRG4SD), The Climate Group (TCG), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Brazil (SDSN Brazil) and the Regions of Actions (R20), including as a member of the Steering Committee of the first three. Also since then, Rio State has increasingly benefited from international cooperation on projects related to sustainability, such as water management and energy efficiency. Another one of his main responsibilities in this team is to coordinate the internal management, especially by designing and implementing strategic plans for the International Relations Office. Before this position, Mr. França has also worked for Rio de Janeiro State Government as advisor to the Undersecretary for Green Economy at the Secretariat for the Environment, and Public Manager at the Secretariat for Planning and Management.

                Mr. França holds a Global Executive Master in Public Administration of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, a MBA of the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, a Bachelor degree in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and another Bachelor degree in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Marcelo de Araújo Costa Coelho, Secretario de Medio Ambiente, Maranhão, Brasil

  • Carlos Henrique Gabriel Kato, Subsecretario de Medio Ambiente, Mato Grosso, Brasil

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  • Gustavo Alanís, General Director of CEMDA

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    Holds a law degree at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and has a Master’s degree in International Law (specializing in environmental law) at the American University, Washington College of Law, United Estates.

    He is part of the 7th Leadership for Environment and Development of the Colegio de Mexico (COLMEX).

    Founder and current project manager of the Mexican Center for Environmental Law, AC.

  • David Cabrera Hermosillo, PROEPA Jalisco, Mexico

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    He is a lawyer by the University of Guadalajara and Master in philosophical studies by the same house of studies, has extended the graduates of management by projects in Public Areas and Environmental Management.

    In the field of labor has ten years experience the practice of environmental law and administrative, as well as in the governance for sustainable development and compliance with the regulations.

    Since the year 2006 and until 2013 he worked for the federal public administration in the National Forestry Commission, where he held a variety of positions in the Legal Affairs Unit and in the management of development of commercial forest plantations, which highlights its participation in the design and operation of the various regulatory projects as well as the control and monitoring of projects for forest development.

    During 2013 and 2014 he served as Director General of the State Attorney s Office for the Protection of the Environment of the State, being responsible for the operation of the decentralized agencies and the redesign of its objectives, goals and plans of work. From the year 2015 was appointed Prosecutor for the Protection of the Environment of the State of Jalisco charge that currently occupies.

  • Marcelo Creao, Secretary of Environment of Brazil Amapa

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  • Rodolfo Godínez Rosales, Director General of Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights, National Commission of Human Rights

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    Doctor in Environmental Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, with masters in the same specialty by Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Has conducted courses on environmental law and policy in the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C.; the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Budapest, Hungary; The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands; and the University of Eastern Finland.

    In the teaching sphere has developed activities in various academic centers, among them the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the National Polytechnic Institute, the Ibero-American universities, Panamerican, of the Americas, the College of Mexico, the College of the Northern Border, the National Institute of Public Administration and the Center of Education and Training for the Sustainable Development of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources. He is the author of articles on environmental and human rights issues in national publications and from abroad.

    He has been practicing law in various public agencies, including the Secretariat of Energy, the National Commission for energy savings, the Secretariat of the Interior, the National Institute of Ecology, the Senate of the Republic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently serves as Director General of economic, social, cultural and environmental rights in the National Human Rights Commission.

  • Vilson Machado, Secretary of Meio Ambiente SEDAM, Rondônia, Brazil

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    Was born on 26 June 1968 in the city of Tupanciretã (RS). Son of Vilson Theodoretto Machado and Maria Sales Machado, Vilson is married with Danielle Machado and has two sons.

    With specialization in law and a postgraduate degree in higher education methodology, Vilson Salles joined the Military Police in 1992 and was promoted to 1st degree of lieutenant in 1995. In 1997 was promoted to captain. In 2001 he was elevated to the rank of major, and in 2007, was promoted to colonel in the Military Police of Rondônia.

    The excellent work done, Vilson collects nine medals and awards of merit as Fort Prince of Beira; Cultural Merit; the governor Jorge Teixeira merit; medal “in the service of peace”, granted by the United Nations (UN), among others.

  • David W. Rivkin, President of the International Association of Lawyers

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    President of the International Bar Association (IBA) and co-Chair of the Group of International Dispute Resolution Debevoise & Plimpton. Mr. Rivkin is considered as one of the best international professionals from resolution of conflicts in the world. He is the first American to serve as president of the IBA in 25 years. The membership of the IBA includes over 80,000 individual members and 200 associations of lawyers. As president, has directed the special initiatives for the IBA on trafficking of persons, the judicial corruption, climate change justice, and the business and human rights, among others. In 2012, Am Law of the American Lawyer Litigation official appointed Mr. Rivkin one of the two “global Lawyers year.”

    In 2011, the National Law Journal named him one of the country “most influential lawyers.” Mr. Rivkin has served in leadership roles in international arbitration institutions throughout the world.

    He is currently vice president of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Council of the institutions in Australia and Mumbai. Mr. Rivkin is a member of the Council of Foreign Affairs, the Council of the American Law Institute, the US Secretary of State. The Advisory Committee on Private International Law and the Subcommittee on Sanctions of the Department Advisory Committee of State of International Economic Policy (ACIEP).

  • Vicente Ugalde, Research Professor at the Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, COLMEX

    Vicente Ugalde is doctor in Law from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), an institution that also awarded him a DEA in Sciences Admnistratives. It is a master in Urban Studies by the College of Mexico and also has the title license in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University of Paris (Paris 4); concluded the master studies in law with a specialty in Constitutional and Administrative by the National Autonomous University of Mexico and is a graduate in Law from the University of the Center of Mexico in San Luis Potosi. Is a member of the National System of Researchers, level I.

    He works as professor-researcher at the Center for Demographic Studies, urban and environmental at the Colegio de Mexico. Taught courses in “territorial public policies” and “Fundamentals of Political Philosophy” in the doctorate in Urban Studies and Environmental, as well as courses of “State and society” and “local government” in the Masters in Urban Studies. His research has focused on the study of environmental policy in Mexico, a subject on which covered some of its publications. It was also interesting inthe juridización of the environment and the implementation of environmental law. Is a member of the Technical Board of the Academic Network of Environment and Sustainability of Conacyt. Some of its publications are: Law in Action. Problems of implementation, enforcement and compliance (Coord.), Mexico, the College of Mexico, 2014; Les déchets dangereux au Mexique, Saarbrücken. Éditions Universitaires Européennes, 2011; and hazardous waste in Mexico. The study of public policy through the law, Mexico, College of Mexico, 2008.

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  • Diego del Moral Espinosa, Director General of Sustainable Active Network

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    He has under its leadership of the operation and active network action Sustainable from February 2015,a program of Social Responsibility for SMES in Jalisco. Worked on human rights and migrant communities in USA for six years.

    Some of their skills are the mentoreo projects, project management, linking community, Corporate Social Responsibility, labels CSR, sustainability, social entrepreneurship

    has experience in human rights, sustainability reports, social entrepreneurship and dialog with groups of interest.

  • Rodolfo Lacy Tamayo, Undersecretary of Planning and Environmental Policy of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources SEMARNAT, Mexico

    Doctor in Environmental Science and Engineering by the Autonomous Metropolitan University and Master in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Currently occupies the post of Under-Secretary of Planning and Environmental Policy in the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources – SEMARNAT.

    His professional career spans more than 30 years, in which it has played as a public official, academic consultant and being some of its charges the following:

    • Coordinator of Programs and projects of the Center Mario Molina

    • Coordinator of Advisors of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources.

    • General Director of Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution in the City of Mexico.

    • Director of ecological Environmental Management of the Territory and environmental impact.

    Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, in the Program of Advanced Studies in Environment and Sustainable Development (LEAD) of the College of Mexico. Dr. Lacy was Founding President of the College of Environmental Engineers of Mexico

  • Leornardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition of the SENER

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  • Luzimeire Ribeiro da Moura Carreira, Secretary of Environment of Tocantins, Brazil

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    Took the knob from 1 January 2015, the Department of the Environment and Water Resources. The new secretary career Meire, as you prefer to be called, was born in Porto National (A). Graduated in Environmental Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the Federal University of Tocantins (UFT). In the context of the governance, has experience in the strategic planning of the environment with a focus on the management of water, environmental sanitation and climate change.

    Is the career servant of Palms City Hall, where he served as the director of Environment, from 2001 to 2004. Actively participated in the creation and implementation of the Municipal Environment Environment Policy Palms and is co-author of the Municipal Policy on Climate Change Palms. It is also served from 2009 to 2010 in the Department of the Environment and Water Resources of Tocantins, as a project consultants and fundraising.

  • Robert Weisenmiller, President of the California Energy Commission, USA

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    Robert Weisenmiller was appointed as a member and chairman of the Committee on Energy of California in January 2011 by the governor Jerry Brown and re-appointed in January 2015. He has the position of engineer/scientist at the five-member commission, where four of the five members by law they are obliged to have professional training in specific areas – engineering or physical sciences, the protection of the environment, the economy and the law.

    The Sr Weisenmiller brings more than 30 years of experience of power to the Commission, including the experience in the electricity and gas markets and California regulatory policies. It has also served as an expert witness in more than 100 state and federal regulators of proceedings before the Commission and has been the author of numerous publications on the markets for electricity and natural gas.

    Weisenmiller is the chief of the Energy Committee of the budget and management, legislative and intergovernmental affairs, international relations, military alliances, energy research, development, demonstration and deployment, climate change, the combined production of heat and electricity and markets in electricity and natural gas.

    Before his appointment, the President was co-founder of MRW &amp Partners, uses its experience to help businesses, financial institutions, regulatory commissions, and public bodies in the strategic planning, policy development, the analysis of the energy markets and regulations, power prices for qualifying projects, analysis of marginal costs, design of rates and the implications of the utility of mergers. The Commissioner Weisenmiller was also co-founder and Executive Vice President of the independent corporation of energy.

    The race of the President Weisenmiller also included a previous period of public service with the Energy Committee as an adviser to the Commissioner, Manager of the Office of Special Projects, and Director of the Bureau for Program Policy and Evaluation in the period between 1977 and 1982.

    Presidency Weisenmiller holds a PHD in chemistry and a masters degree in energy and resources of the University of California at Berkeley, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Providence College.

  • ElisabethLisa DeMarco, Partner DeMarco Allan LLP

    Lisa DeMarco is a lawyer with over two decades of experience in laws, regulations, policies and promotional activities related to the energy and climate change. She represents several governments and main power customers in a wide variety of natural gas, electricity, pipeline, energy storage and regulatory affairs before several courts, including the Board of Energy of Ontario and the National Energy Board. He has been associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and classes regularly. Mrs DeMarco also helps the leading Canadian energy companies in the country and abroad, the development of renewable energy projects energy projects, projects of alternative fuels, cleanedech development and finance, energy storage, the carbon capture and storage, corporate social responsibility, the disclosure of environmental information, finance, clean energy and sustainable business strategy. It is classified by the camera Global as one of the world leaders in the climate change and regularly attends the lawyers and advises on the United Nations negotiations on climate. It is classified and repeatedly recommended by Lexpert, expert guide, Who’s Who International and cameras to Canada as a leader in energy (oil and gas), and the environment of lawyer.

    Mrs DeMarco has advised the multilateral development banks and energy companies in contracts and projects in Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ireland, Africa, Mexico, China, Russia, California, Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. She plays an active and continuing role in the development and drafting of the energy and greenhouse gas emissions policies, regulations and laws throughout Canada and in several countries around the world. She was appointed to the Prime Minister of Ontario’s completed the Climate Change Advisory Panel and continues to serve as a designated member of Ontario’s Clean Energy Task Force and the Group of Action by the climate. Mrs DeMarco is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Power Generation and the Investment Committee of atmospheric fund of Toronto. She is currently on the editorial board of the carbon and climate Law Review. She is a graduate of the University of Western (BSc. Honorable 1990), the University of Toronto (MSc. 1992), Osgoode Hall Law School of the University of York (LLB, 1995) and the Faculty of Law of Vermont (MSEL, summa cum laude, 1995). She is called to the bar in Ontario and in England.

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  • Colleen Scanlan Lyons, Project Director, GCF

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    Holds a Master’s degree in intercultural Management at School for International Training.

    Cultural anthropologist who specializes in strategic planning, network development, impact assessment, and due diligence for social inclusion in sustainable development.

    She collaborates with local-level social-environmental leaders and entrepreneurs, and serve as a liaison among academic, nonprofit, governmental, and private sectors.

    Has over twenty years of experience working in the Amazon and Atlantic Forests of Brazil and have also developed projects in Belize, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Uganda, and throughout the United States.

    Currently she serves as the Project Director for the governors, Climate and Forests Tasks Force Secretariat.

  • Luis Briceno Jara, General Manager Regional Government, Ucayali, Peru

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    Public Accountant of the Hermilio Valdizán National University (UNHEVAL), account with a Graduate Degree in Regional and Local Economic Development of the University. Esan.

    It was municipal manager of Irazola, currently is Manager of the Regional Government of Ucayali.

  • Hector Viadurre, Technical Secretary, CIAM, Peru

    The Technical Secretary of the Interregional Council Amazónico CIAM-Peru, Forestry Engineer, forester with doctoral studies in Environment and Sustainable Development, forest researcher, visiting professor of the School of mastery of the A La Molina, scientific adviser to the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute IIAP, member of the FSC International Social Chamber South, several national and international publications as author and coauthor.

    As the Technical Secretary of the Interregional Council Amazon (CIAM), I am facilitating in coordination with 10 Governments Sub National, an environmental policy agenda for the strategic management of its members in the framework of the generation of a block of Peruvian Amazonian development, to contribute to the consolidation of sustainable development and the conservation of balanced these regions, which allow a positive relationship and beneficial of the Peruvian Amazon with the rest of the country, with the other countries part of the Amazon Basin and the world in general.

  • Carlos Morales Vázquez, Secretary of Environment and Natural History, Chiapas Mexico

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    Carlos Orsoe Morales Vazquez was born in Ocozocoautla, Chiapas, 27 October 1957) is a Mexican political. A member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, was federal deputy from 2006 to 2009.

    Carlos Morales Vazquez is a graduate in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

    Secretary of Environment and Natural History, Chiapas Mexico

  • Eduardo Batllori Sampedro, Secretary of Environmental Affairs of Yucatan, the presentation of the Regional Strategy on REDD and sustainable development

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    Minister of Urban Development and the Environment of the State of Yucatan, Mexico; has a doctorate in geography at the University of Havana, Cuba. Research Professor 1989-2007 specialized in Social Sciences, Management of Water Resources and Environmental Impact Assessment at the Research Center “Center for Research and Advanced Studies Unit, Merida in Yucatan”. Author and co-author of several journal articles and book chapters.
    From the year 2007 until now in charge of the Secretariat of Urban Development and the Environment, which was responsible for monitoring and supervising the public environmental policy of the State of Yucatan.
    With regard to climate change, which is to contribute to the initiatives of the “Special Program of Yucatan of climate change”, the “Strategy of State of the Sustainable Energy”, “State strategy of REDD ” and the “Regional Strategy on Climate Change” with the neighboring states of Campeche and Quintana Roo.

Subnational innovation for forests and climate: Jurisdictional sourcing, restoration and traditional communities

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  • Daniel Nepstad, Institute for Innovation of the Earth

    Dan has a doctorate in forest ecology at the University of Yale. Has worked in the Amazon during 27 years, studying the effects of climate change policies and the use of the ground in the Amazon forests, was the Founding President of the Institute of Environmental Research in the Amazon (IPAM). As a world authority on REDD and rural development in low emissions (LED-R), he was previously the Chief Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center and the Principal Officer of Programs for Environmental Conservation of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Dan is the co-founder of Aliança da Terra and founding member of the Board of Directors of the Round Table of Responsible Soy (RTRS).
    He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Forest Trends and the External Advisory Group of the World Bank Forest section and is one of the authors of the report of the IPCC principalesl. In addition, is a member of the Working Group of REDD compensation of California and the Science Committee of the REDD program in the state of Acre in Brazil. He has published more than 130 scientific articles and three books.

  • Magaly Madeiros, Director of the Institute of Climate Change, Acre, Brazil

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    Director and President of the Regulatory Department of Environmental Services in the Institute for Climate Change (BMI), and attracts Maia, Secretary of State for Women Policies.

  • Carlos Henrique Gabriel Kato, Secretary for the Environment, Mato Grosso, Brazil

  • Andrea Azevedo, Director IPAM, Brasil

    Degree in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (1995), Master in economic management of the Environment at the University of Brasilia (2003) and Doctor in Sustainable Development of the University of Brasilia (2009). Has experience in the area of analysis of environmental policies, with emphasis on the policies that govern the use of natural resources in the Brazilian Amazon. Works in IPAM as director of Public Policies. His main interests are the public policies for the conservation of nature, agriculture low-carbon, policies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change, conflicts / dialog between the productive agricultural sector and civil society, and deforestation in the Amazon.

  • Dino Patti Djalal, PT. Pasifik Agro Sentosa, Indonesia

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  • Steve Schwartzman, Environmental Defense Fund

    Vicepresidente de la Junta de Síndicos de IPAM Amazonas

    Posee un doctorado en antropología de la Universidad de Chicago. Steve, es director senior de política de bosques tropicales en el Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). En su historia, Steve era un socio cercano a Chico Mendes, donde estaba el enlace internacional con el movimiento de los manipuladores y funciona hasta hoy en defensa de los bosques y sus habitantes.

  • Melisa Miners, Unilever

    Holds a degree in Linguistics and English at University of the West of England and Master in Publishing Production at University of the Arts London.

    In 2011 she work as a PR for London Green Fair.

    Currently work as a Global Advocacy Manager for the Elimination of deforestation at Unilever.

  • Adriana Vidal, Forest Policy Agent of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature

    Adriana is a lawyer by training with a passion for the international policy on the use of land and forests and climate change. She brings 8 years of work experience in Peru the provision of legal support to non-profit organizations that develop REDD projects with farmers and indigenous communities in the amazon jungle. Adriana has also provided advice to the private sector in natural resources legal issues involved in the extractive industries, which includes work with the communities and the government. Adriana continued his career in Washington, D.C. from May 2014, after graduating from the University of New York with a Master in Environmental Law. Prior to joining the IUCN, Adriana GFCCP worked on REDD and the issues of indigenous peoples with the International Program on Climate Change in the Environmental Defense Fund, and later in the climate focus as a researcher in the forest and land use related to climate change.

    Adriana spends his weekends, find new places for hiking and kayaking. She is an avid seeker of outdoor activities and be in contact with the nature.

  • Luciana Gallardo Lomeli, Research Analyst for the Global Initiative of Restoration, World Resources Institute

    Luciana Gallardo Lomeli is a research analyst with the Global restoration initiative. She works directly for the Initiative 20×20, in which it is intended to lead to 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America in the restoration in the year 2020.

    Prior to joining the WRI, Luciana has worked for the National Environment Secretariat (Semarnat)’s Office of Foreign Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington DC, where he worked as a consultant in bilateral environmental affairs. As part of its tasks there, has supported the design of a proposed law to help regulate the nascent hydrofracking sector (as one of the secondary legislation that followed the last energy reform in Mexico). Also participated in the development of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of the Strategic Plan for 2015 to 2020 and the trilateral dialog among the NAFTA countries to promote the protection of the habitat of the Monarch Butterfly and migration routes. Before that, he worked in the City of Mexico as an analyst of fixed income of Banorte Casa de Bolsa and as a research assistant in the Commission of the Federal Fund for Mexico (Federal Competition Commission).

    Luciana is licensed in Financial Economics by the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

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  • Libby Ferguson, Director of States and Regions, The Climate Group

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    Libby is responsible for setting the direction of The Climate Group’s work with our States & Regions Alliance. Libby works with our sub-national government members to ensure that the leading work that is taking place at this level of government is effectively supported and promoted. Libby’s focus in on working with our government membership to promote ambitious climate policy, support sharing of best practice and scaling effective action on the ground. Libby is also responsible for managing opportunities for engagement with external partners, as well as new geographical regions.

    Libby has a background in economic development policy and has worked across local, state and central government in the UK, USA and Australia. She joined The Climate Group from the Australian State Government of Victoria, where she was responsible for managing government and business relationships in the Americas region. Prior to that, Libby worked for the Local Government Association in London, where she set up and managed a program to support international collaboration between cities and municipalities.

  • John Gorman, President of the Canadian Association of Solar Industry, CanSIA

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    John is the spokesman of the solar industry in Canada. John is an experienced, strategic and thoughtful leader and recognized expert in the establishment of effective partnerships and coalitions to affect positive change. John brings experience in government relations and public policies for the computer CanSIA developed during his 20 years of professional involvement on solar energy and sustainable development of the infrastructure sectors. John is a native of Ottawa, where he lives with his wife and their two children in its solar house.

  • Francis Pérez, Share Value Creation Market Manager of Nestlé México

    Public accountant by profession that after more than 22 years of career in Finance from business within Nestlé in Mexico, life called to question that more could do to make a difference in the care of the environment and society. It is titled the Masters in Social Responsibility of the Anáhuac University North in 2011 and studied a diploma in sustainable development in the same year and university.

    Has undertaken different courses in issues of sustainability and business, including strategic innovation for Sustainability taught by the IMD (Business School in Lausanne Switzerland); sustainable agriculture held in alliance of the IMD and UPS (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative); The Leadership program taught by the London Business School; Make it Happen (Make it Happen) – given at the International Training Center of Nestlé in Rive Reine Switzerland, among others.

    In 2013 got her change of career and after 26 years in the executive team of Finance of Nestlé in Mexico, was promoted to the direction of creation of Shared Value of Nestlé in Mexico, where she takes place among other actions: The implementation of the global strategy of CVC to market. Proposed metrics and evaluates results of the implementation of CVC in the market. She developed the communication strategy for the strengthening of the relationship with the different interest groups. She Consolidated partnerships both with the private sector and with civil society organizations. She also represented Nestlé Mexico in different forums and events as the leader of CVC in the market.

  • Ken Alex, Senior Adviser to the Government of the State of California

    Ken is the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown and the Chair of the Strategic Growth Council. As the longest tenured OPR Director, Ken has led a broad effort to modernize land use planning through greater transparency; easier access and local application through mapping tools, templates, and streamlined permits; reduced barriers to in-fill development; promotion of transit oriented development; protection of agricultural land and open space; recognition of water constraints; and updated general plan and CEQA guidelines.

    Before joining the Governor’s Office, Ken was the Assistant Attorney General heading the environment section of the California Attorney General’s Office, and the co-head of the Office’s global warming unit. From 2000 to 2006, Ken led the California Attorney General’s energy task force, investigating price and supply issues related to California’s energy crisis. California Lawyer named Ken an “Attorney of the Year” in 2004 for his work in energy law, and he received the ABA award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy in 2007 for global warming work.

    Ken is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. in political theory from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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  • Josefina Braña Varela, Director General of Forests and Climate, WWF Global

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    Holds a degree in International Relations at University Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

    Magister in Public Politics (Environment Policy) at University of Maryland.

    He has been director of public politics in the Global Program of forest and climate WWF since February 2013.

    Josefina has over 10 years of experience working in environment policy issues, especially about forest and climates.

  • Ana Cecilia Conde, General Coordinator of Adaptation to Climate Change, INECC

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    Holds a degree in Physics, master´s degree in Geophysics at UNAM and a Doctorate in Earth Sciences, specialty in physical at the atmosphere.

    Awarded in the category of research with the Ecological Merit Award 2011, given by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources.

    Specialist in climate variability and researcher for the Center for Atmospheric Sciences (UNAM).

  • Romeo Domínguez, Pronatura South y Pronatura Peninsula of Yucatan, Mexico

  • Martha Delgado Peralta, General Director of the Global Climate Pact of cities, Foundation Think, Planet, Politics, Person

    Martha Delgado is licensed in pedagogy who graduated from the Universidad Intercontinental and has specialized in the environmental work, doing courses and programs, without counting with postgraduate studies.

    As the holder of the environmental City of Mexico raised environmental programs based on dissemination and image, but without concrete results: the Green Plan of the City of Mexico; the Climate Action Plan. The only achievement that can be recognized by Martha Delgado is implementation of the first system of public bicycles of the American continent, ECOBICI. However despite being an option of mobility is not a contaminant in the city, was the display of a number of businesses in advertising between the DF government and the company Clear Channel Outdoor Mexico (CCOM) [3]. He was also involved in the restoration of the safflower of Dolores and the Diego Rivera mural “The Water Source of the Life” in Chapultepec, the oldest urban park of the continent; during its management, the City of Mexico received some national and international, for the dissemination of environmental issues and public policy.

    She was a member independent of 2003 to 2006 in the III Legislature of the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, a post to which accessed under the late party Mexico as possible. As a member of independent, he created and chaired the Special Commission for the Integral Management of Water.

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  • Exequiel Ezcurra, Director UC MEXUS

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    Exequiel Ezcurra has devoted his career to the study of northwestern Mexico. He has published more than 200 papers and books, and has developed two Museum exhibits and an award-winning film on the Sea of Cortés. He was honored with a Conservation Biology Award and a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation; he was Scientific Chair of the CITES Convention, and President of Mexico’s National Institute of Ecology. Currently, he is the Director of the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and Professor of Ecology at the University of California, Riverside.

  • Christina McCain, Program Director of Global Climate for Latin America

    Christina McCain, Ph.D., heads EDF’s Global Climate Program in Latin America. She is a formally trained tropical forest ecologist and works as a policy expert on tropical forests and climate change, with an emphasis on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).

    As director of EDF’s global climate program in Latin America, Christina works directly with government officials and partners at leading civil society organizations in Latin America to develop strategies for the effective implementation of REDD+ and other climate mitigation strategies at both national and state levels.

    Christina’s areas of expertise include tropical forest ecology, climate change and tropical forest policy, Latin America, and international trade and environmental policy.

  • Lorenzo de Rosenzweig, General Director of the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, FMCN

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    In 1993, Lorenzo led the binational, multi-sectorial initiative to design Mexico’s first independent, national environmental fund (EF): The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN). Lorenzo brought the subject of conservation finance to the table with governments, environmental organizations and citizens alike. Thanks to his leadership, one can speak of conservation in Mexico “before and after” FMCN. He sits on the boards of five important national and international conservation organizations leveraging his influence on the field.

    Lorenzo raised $75 million between 1992 and 1996 from the United States and Mexican governments, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank (WB), and private US foundations to launch FMCN. Today, its endowment has grown to 125 million dollars; it has financed over 1,500 conservation projects; invested over $70 million in the field; and has provided technical and financial support to approximately 300 Mexican organizations.

    He helped established the Natural Protected Areas Fund (FANP) in 1997 by engaging the Mexican government, GEF, the WB, and Mexican and American private foundations. By 2000, he had raised an endowment worth $31 million. Today, FANP manages $76 million to support 28 NPAs protecting nearly 9.5 million hectares. FANP works in full partnership with the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas and involves local communities in designing NPA management plans, a model that has been applied to the entire NPA system.

    In 2000, FMCN and the World Wildlife Fund created the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund to protect forests crucial to the animal’s migration from Canada. It is the first, successful payments for ecosystems services scheme in Mexico, compensating local communities to relinquish logging rights on their lands. It is financed by its founders, the Packard Foundation, the federal government, and the states of Michoacán and Mexico. In 2008, Lorenzo secured 1:1 matching funds from the National Forestry Commission.

    In 1999, with EFs in Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, Chile and Panama, Lorenzo helped launch RedLAC, a network of 21 Latin American EFs dedicated to strengthening their effectiveness in funding conservation initiatives. Lorenzo helped create other EFs in Mexico and Latin America, including the Mesoamerican Reef Fund, founded with EFs in Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras that have raised over $35 million for the region.

    In 2014, he secured the largest, single donation by the GEF to Mexico, $39.5 million, to develop an integrated conservation plan for 16 coastal watersheds throughout the country.

    Lorenzo has done more than strengthen and stabilize the flow of financial resources to conservation work. He has launched platforms to foster a culture of conservation and capacitate individuals, communities and organizations to be effective agents of change. He helped raised $12 million for the IMAX film The Flight of the Butterflies and brought the installation of the first camera in a golden eagle nest in Mexico to fruition. He created capacity building programs for young conservation leaders in the Mesoamerican Reef region and for civil society organizations in the Gulf of California, training over 400 individuals. He is currently working on innovative financial mechanisms with the government and private sectors.

    One of Lorenzo’s proudest achievements is leading a team whose extraordinary talent and flawless follow-up has allowed FMCN to achieve even its most ambitious goals for biodiversity conservation.

Keynote Lecture

  • PANELISTS

  • Elkin Velásquez, Director of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean ONU-Habitat

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    Elkin VELÁSQUEZ is Director of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean since July
    2013. To this position arrived after having been, since February 2012, Head of Unit for
    Regional Planning and Design Sector Metropolitan and Urban Planning of ONUHabitat.
    Natural of Medellin, Colombia, studied Public Administration at the National School of
    Administration, ENA, in France. Obtained the PhD in geography, specialty Planning and
    Territorial Policies, at the University of Grenoble, France and the degree in Engineering received it
    at the School of Mines of the National University of Colombia, in Medellã n.
    Since 2009, has led the global programs of great relevance to UN-Habitat in its quality
    of Principal Officer. Between 2010 and 2011 he was coordinator of the Global Program Cities Safer
    and more responsible for the Unit of Urban Governance. It was also responsible for the
    Gender Unit and was the initiator of the Global Initiative on Urban National Policy.
    Before going to the United Nations, Elkin accumulated experience in the field, particularly in
    Latin America and the Caribbean, to support national and local governments on issues such as
    urban governance, territorial planning, urban security and territorial public policies. In these
    areas, was a consultant of governments to design and implement policies and territorial programs.
    Also developed research in these matters and was a professor at various universities.
    Between various tasks, he was an advisor to the Mayor of Bogota in decentralization and urban safety,
    and coordinated the program of governance of Colombia for the vice president of this country. He was a
    consultant to the National Secretariat of Planning of Ecuador on the issue of territorial management
    of public investment and Coordinator in the ministry of the Interior of Colombia, in the
    development of the Organic Law of Territorial Organization. In addition he was a consultant to the European
    Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada and to several agencies of the United
    Nations.
    Has extensive experience working in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador,
    El Salvador, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela. In the last four years has
    contributed to projects related to the new Urban Agenda of UN-Habitat,
    particularly in metropolitan planning and the new generation of
    national urban policies, in Africa and Asia.

Contact
cumbre.climatica@jalisco.gob.mx

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