Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Avoided Deforestation Partners Event today in Durban

Advancing Public-Private Partnerships for
REDD+ and Green Growth

The Hotel Southern Sun Elangeni
Durban, South Africa
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations

United States President Barack Obama
(Special Video Message)
Honored Speakers
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE – founder, Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace (host)
Hon. Helen Clark – Administrator, UNDP, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Hon. Mary Robinson – President of Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and former President of Ireland
Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton – United States, Secretary of State (special video message)
Hon. William Clinton – Former President of the United States (special video message)
Achim Steiner – UNEP Executive Director, UN Under-Secretary-General
Andrew Steer – World Bank, Special Envoy for Climate Change
Wanjira Maathai – The Green Belt Movement, (daughter of the late Wangari Maathai)
Government Representatives
Hon. José Endundo Bononge – DRC, Minister of Environment
Hon. Tina Joemat-Pettersson – South Africa, Minister of Agriculture
Hon. Kjetil Lund – Norway, Ministry of Finance and Co-Chair, Green Climate Fund
Hon. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto - Indonesia, Head of the President’s Unit on REDD
Hon. Toga Gayewea McIntosh – Liberia, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Jonathan Pershing – United States, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change
Hon. Norbert Röttgen – Germany, Minister for Environment
Hon. Eric Solheim – Norway, Minister of the Environment

Conservation and Business Leaders

Jason Clay – World Wildlife Fund-US, Senior Vice President
Larry Schweiger – National Wildlife Federation, President and CEO
Peter Seligmann – Conservation International, CEO and Chairman
Sean de Cleene – Yara International, Vice President Global Business Initiatives
Puvan Selvanathan – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Vice President, Executive Board

This event is dedicated to the life and work of our dear friend
2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai

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