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Dr. T. Banuri, director of the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations

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Tariq Banuri is the director of the Division for Sustainable Development/CSD Secretariat. He has broad experience on the interface between policy, research, and practical actions on the realization of the goal of sustainable development. He has worked in government, academia, civil society, and the international system. Before joining the United Nations, he was Senior Fellow and Director of the Future Sustainability Program at the Stockholm Environment Institute.

More information: http://www.un.org/issues/m-susdev.html


Mrs J.C. Cramer, Minister of Environment, the Netherlands

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Jacqueline Cramer was previously a professor of sustainable entrepreneurship at the Utrecht University and professor of environmental management at the Erasmus University. Ms Cramer was a crown-appointed member of the Social and Economic Council. She has also been a member of the supervisory board of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the University of Maastricht and Arnhem-Nijmegen University, the Council for Transport, Public Works and Water Management, the Council for Environmental and Nature Conservation Research and the supervisory committee of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment and chair of the Residents and Sustainable Construction Forum. She has been a member of the supervisory boards of a number of organisations, including Shell Nederland, ASN Bank and the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO).

More information: http://www.vrom.nl/pagina.html?id=10864


Dr. Teresa Fogelberg, Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative

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Teresa Fogelberg started her career as an anthropologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She spent eighteen years as a diplomat for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2000 and 2004 Teresa served in the Netherlands Ministry of Environment, as Head of the Climate Change and Industry department, and as Special Advisor on International Environmental Affairs. As head of the Netherlands government division that invited GRI to establish its secretariat in Amsterdam, she got so inspired by this organization that she joined it in 2004.
Teresa Fogelberg is Stakeholder Relations for the Global Reporting Initiative and the Senior Director of Business Engagement.

More information: http://www.globalreporting.org


Prof. dr. Rajendra K Pachauri, Chairman IPCC & The Energy and Resource Institute

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Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC and Director General of TERI has become synonymous with climate change and the environment. Dr Pachauri is now on everyone's wish list for their climate change events. As well as his primary commitments to TERI and the IPCC he is active in several international fora dealing with the subject of climate change and its policy dimensions. With this breadth of experience at home and abroad he was well placed to contribute to arguably one of the greatest global knowledge organisations the world has known in the shape of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

More information : http://rkpachauri.org/


Ms Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director of the Sustainable Development Outreach Division

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Annapurna Vancheswaranis the Director of the Sustainable Development Outreach Division and also the coordinator of the TERI-BCSD India - the regional network of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva. Her prime focus is in the area of developing communication strategies on environment and development involving international and Indian business organisations, government departments, and NGOs. She is also involved in developing social programmes and in providing a platform of debate and discussions for the corporate sector.
She has been coordinating the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit - now recognised as the sole forum on global issues related to sustainable development, since its origin in 2001.

More information : http://teriin.org/


Dr Arabinda Mishra , Director of the Climate Change Division

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Dr Arabinda Mishra is the Director of the Climate Change Division in TERI, New Delhi. He is also the Dean, Faculty of Policy & Planning at the TERI University. Before joining TERI in May 2005, he was a Fellow in the Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR) in Karnataka. His research experience covers varied themes such as climate change, ecosystem services, environmental governance, health, international trade, etc.

He has to his credit a number of publications and has participated in a number of international seminars/ conferences/ workshops.