Dr. Ingrid Burke
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES)
Member of the Board’ Sustainability Committee of Fibria
Carlos Roxo is a member of the Board’ Sustainability Committee of Fibria, a leading Brazilian pulp company based on Eucalyptus plantations, from which he retired at the end of 2014 as the Director of Sustainability and Corporate Relations. He is also a member of the Steering Group of the Brazilian Coalition on Climate Agriculture and Forests, a multistakeholder group created in June 2015 and formed by leading organizations in the Brazilian agribusiness and forestry area, the main civil organizations and the academic community., with the aim of contributing to the Climate Agreement and its implementation in Brazil. The importance of the Coalition is due to the fact that the forest and agriculture sectors account for two-thirds of GHG emissions in Brazil, with a huge potential to be reduced if proper policies and measures are put in place. Carlos Roxo is also serves as a Board member of Instituto Terra, an NGO based in the State of Minas Gerais which is striving to rehabilitate the water springs in the Rio Doce valley. He has a broad international experience, having served for 20 years as the Fibria’s Liaison Delegate at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and for 8 years as member of the Steering Committee of The Forest Dialogue (TFD), 2 of which as a co-leader.
Former Director, United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat – Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Jan McAlpine was the Director of the United Nations Division on Forests and head of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), based at UN Headquarters in New York. She has previously served as the Senior Advisor and lead negotiator for Forests in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and in that role headed the interagency and Stakeholder process in the development of the President’s Initiative against Illegal Logging (PIAIL). She also led in the development of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership at the Department of State, launched at the WSSD in Johannesburg by Secretary Colin Powell in September, 2002. Ms. McAlpine conceived and developed the Asia and Africa Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Ministerial process, working with the World Bank and the governments of Indonesia and Cameroon. In 2007 and 2008, Ms. McAlpine was a Visiting Scholar and Senior Researcher at the University of Michigan’s School for Natural Resources and Environment, where she cofacilitated and chaired the first National Summit on Adaptation to Climate Change and edited the proceedings for the Summit. She also helped to establish the Central Africa Forest Research Initiative and now serves as Chair of its Advisory Board. Ms. McAlpine served in the U.S. Government from 1989; she worked in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focusing on international policy issues, including developing the first advisory committee to the Administrator on trade and environment issues. Subsequently she worked at the White House, first with the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and then in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as the trade negotiator on forest timber, tobacco, and Montreal protocal matter. Prior to her career in the U.S. Government, Ms. McAlpine worked for 11 years for the Water Environment Federation, an international science and educational association in the water quality field.
Omar Antonio Figueroa
Ms. Aban Marker-Kabraji
Asia Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Ms. Kabraji is currently the Regional Director for IUCN Asia, overseeing an active presence in 15 countries and responsible for more than 70 wide-ranging environmental initiatives. With more than 30 years of experience, her leadership has been instrumental in bringing awareness to gender, culture, and the sovereign dimensions of conservation. Ms. Kabraji serves as the Co-Chair for the Mangroves for the Future, the Chair for TRAFFIC, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development. She led the External Review of the International Institute for Environment and Development (2011-2012) and, more recently, was invited to serve on the Green Economy Coalition Steering Group. Ms. Kabraji is a member of the External Advisory Board for the Yale Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry and also sits on the Governing Board for the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She is a McCluskey Fellow, a visiting Professor with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a sought-after lecturer worldwide.