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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
President, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Established in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale, including the preservation of forest ecosystems and increasing the use of timber from sustainably managed forests. The Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations, research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices.

 

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Ms. Izabella Teixeira,
Minister of Environment of Brazil

Speech presented by Elizabeth de Carvalhaes, BRACELPA

Ms Teixeira took office as Minister of Environment in 2010, following a long career in high-level management and advisory positions in both state and federal governments, including head of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources' Environmental Quality Department, project coordinator of the National Environmental Program (PNMA-World Bank), Coordinator of the Bilateral Technical Cooperation in the Ministry of Housing, the National Program on Chemicals and negotiations of the Pantanal Program with the IDB. 

Her outstanding work as representative of the Brazilian Government in the Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Biodiversity Conference, in Nagoya, Japan, led her to integrate the United Nations High-Level Sustainability Panel, composed of officials from 21 countries.

 

Mr. Don Koo Lee
Minister of Korea Forest Service, the Republic of Korea, President of UNCCD COP 10

Mr Don Koo Lee is Minister of the Korea Forest Service, taking office in 2011.  He also holds the position of the President of the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP 10). From 2001-2010 he was President of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).  He also held a Professorship at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University.

 

Mr. Sven Alkalaj, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Europe

Mr. Sven Alkalaj of Bosnia and Herzegovina was appointed as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in March 2012.

Mr. Alkalaj served as Foreign Minister of his country and Ambassador in Washington and Brussels, and has dealt with political and economic issues at the national, regional, European, and international levels gaining particular experience in enhancing regional cooperation amongst countries in the Western Balkans as well as the Eastern European and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.

 

Mr. José Luciano Penido
Chairman of BRACELPA and Fibria

José Luciano Penido has served as Chairman of the Board of FIBRIA Celulose S.A. since November 2009. He is also Chairman of the Board of Bracelpa (The Brazilian Pulp & Paper Association), Co-chairman of the WBCSD’s - World Business Council for Sustainable Development – Forest Solutions Group, member of the Board of the AMCHAM Brazil (American Chamber of Commerce) and a member of the Council of Economic and Social Development of Bahia. Penido always keeps a management focus on people and sustainability as a solid support for long term outstanding results. In his social initiative undertakings, Penido is counselor of the Ethos Institute - Enterprises & Social Responsibility (Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social) and Chairman of Associação Corredor Ecológico do Vale do Paraiba.

 

  The Role of the Forest Sector in Emerging Bio-Economies

Thomas Jostmann
Senior Vice President
Corporate Environment and Responsibility
Evonik Industries

Dr. Thomas Jostmann started with Hüls AG in Marl/Germany in 1986. After several years of practical experience in production and site management Thomas became VP for production & technology in 20 production facilities of Degussa’s fine chemical division. From 2004 to 2007 he joined the European Chemical Industry Association (Cefic) as executive director.  He is chairman of the energy & climate committee of the European Chemical Industry Association (Cefic), chairman of the Responsible Care board of the German Chemical Association (VCI) and represents Evonik Ind. as liaison delegate in the WBCSD.

 

Stefan Sundman
Vice President, Corporate Relations and Development,
UPM – Kymmene Corporation

Stefan Sundman joined UPM in 2011 as Vice President, Corporate Relations and Development, working on energy, climate change and forest related issues and the development of the global bioeconomy. Prior to UPM Sundman worked for the Finnish Forest Industries Federation with similar responsibilities at both national and EU levels.

 

Stanley Hirsch
Suzano, Brazil

Prior to joining Suzano/FuturaGene, Dr. Hirsch was responsible for business development for a privately held group of healthcare companies, where he oversaw the structuring and managing of joint ventures, startup companies, technology licensing and new product acquisitions. Previously, he has also served as general manager of two diagnostics development companies. Dr. Hirsch has been involved in the development of automated systems for plant tissue culture and he is a co-inventor of patents in plant biotechnology and micropropagation systems.

 

Takashi Fujiwara 
Managing Director of Japan Federation of Wood Industry Associations and Chairman of Managing Committee of the Woodmiles Forum

 

  Forest Certification: a paradigm shift in green economies
Anders Hildeman
Global Forestry Manager, IKEA of Sweden AB

Anders Hildeman coordinates a global network of forestry specialists, supporting the business to ensure that the wood that is used in IKEA products meets the company’s sustainability requirements. More than 13 million cubic meters of wood is sourced annually in order to supply IKEA products. Anders also coordinates IKEA funded projects in 13 different countries where the aim is to improve the standards of forest management. Before joining IKEA he was the Senior Vice President, Environment and Public Affairs, at SCA, a Swedish forest and hygiene products company. In this capacity he was responsible for coordinating the company’s environmental program, reporting and regulatory affairs activities.

 

Daniela Chiaretti

Daniela Chiaretti is an award-winning senior reporter for Valor Econômico and writes about environmental issues, including climate change, the impacts of infrastructure projects on the life of traditional communities in the Amazon and forests. She has won the Grande Prêmio Ayrton Senna de Jornalismo (2000) and, in 2011, the Premio Esso.  

 

 

William Street
PEFC

William Street Jr. has been chairman of PEFC International since November 2009. Bill’s experience includes: Director of Research and Education of the International Woodworkers of America, US, the largest US labour union representing forest and mill workers; Director of the Global Wood and Forestry Program for the International Federation of Builders and Woodworkers (now Builders and Woodworkers International), a global trade union federation; he is currently the Director of the Woodworkers Department of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, one of the largest industrial trade unions in North America.

In addition to his work in industrialized countries, Bill has directed forestry projects in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, India, China, and Malaysia.

 

 

Andre de Freitas
Director General, Forest Stewardship Council

Andre Giacini de Freitas worked to improve worker’s rights by implementing certification schemes and codes of practice at the International Federation of Building and Wood Workers. Following this, he expanded his field experience by working as an auditor for IMAFLORA (A Brazilian Forest and Agriculture NGO and SmartWood affiliate), later rising to become its Executive Director.

Andre also shaped private sector policy during his tenure as Social & Environmental Manager at Rabobank by coordinating the development and implementation of a social and environmental policy for the bank’s operations in Brazil. 

 

 

Marvin Hundley
President, Forestry Division, MWV Corporation

Marvin Hundley has worked as a district forester, mill manager and timber production manager since 1974.  He joined MWV's forestry division as a manager in the Commercial Ventures Group in 2000 and was made president in 2005. MeadWestvaco Corporation provides packaging solutions for healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries.  In Southern Brazil, MWV Rigesa owns approximately 135,000 acres of forestland.  These areas are managed to meet the demand for soft and hardwood for its paper mill located in the State of Santa Catarina.

All company owned forestlands are managed in accordance with internationally recognized forest certification standards, and MWV has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for seven consecutive years.

 

 

Peter deMarsh (IFFA)

Peter deMarsh is a small family forest owner in New Brunswick, Canada. He has worked with family forest owner associations since 1971:

  • Local associations in New Brunswick: timber marketing, forest management education
  • New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, President (1976-81, 1984-1997); Manager (1997-2006):  government policy and budgets; timber processing initiatives.
  • Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners: President (1989 - present); Federal income tax policy, forest certification.
  • International Family Forestry Alliance:  member of the Executive Committee (2002-present); Vice-Chair, 2008-2011; Chair, 2011

 

 

Ben Cashore
Professor, Environmental Governance & Political Science, Yale University

He is also Director of the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale (GEM); Director, of the Yale Program on Forest Policy and Governance; coordinator of the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s Task Force on International Forest Governance and Editor-in-Chief, Forest Policy and Economics.

His major research interests include the emergence of private authority mechanisms (especially certification/eco-labeling systems), their intersection with traditional governmental regulatory processes, and the role of firms, non-state actors, and governments in shaping these trends.

 

 

 Contributions of forest industries to rural development

Heikki Granholm
Director, EU and International Forest Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland

Heikki Granholm has worked on international and EU forest policy as well as natural resources, sustainable development, climate change and domestic and international energy policy. He serviced the UNFCCC Secretariat in 2002 - 2004. Prior to joining the Ministry he lived in Latin America and Africain, working in development cooperation. Heikki has served several international positions during his career, including Chair of the Council of the European Forest Institute, Vice-Chair of the UNECE Timber Committee and Co-Chair of the Working Group for review of the EU Forest Strategy.

 

Marcedonio Cortave
Executive Director, Association of Forest Communities of Petén, Guatemala (ACOFOP)

Since 1990, he has been engaged in the management and conservation of natural resources. Gaining legal access of communities to manage and conserve natural and cultural resources in the Maya Biosphere Reserve led him to become founder of the Association of Forest Communities of Petén. He has won several awards such as the Anonymous Hero, awarded by the UN in Guatemala.

 

Stewart Maginnis
Global Director Nature-based Solutions and Rights Group
IUCN

Stewart is Global Director of IUCN’s Nature-based Solutions and Rights Group with over 25 years of broad natural resource management, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development experience, including extensive field work in tropical semi-arid, tropical humid and temperate regions and national and international forest policy. He is responsible for overall supervision of the eight IUCN programmes whose primary focus is the human well-being / natural resource interface. In addition, he is responsible for the overall coordination of IUCN’s cross-cutting networks on  Livelihoods & Human Well-being;  Food Security  and Climate Change.

 

Coosje Hoogendoorn
Director General, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)

Coosje Hoogendoorn has been the Director General of INBAR since 2006. INBAR’s focus is on the role of bamboo and rattan in inclusive and green growth – developing sustainable global trading systems which contribute to eradicating poverty and protecting the environment. INBAR’s headquarters are in China, and it has regional offices in Ecuador, Ghana, Ethiopia and India. Prior to her appointment with INBAR, Hoogendoorn served as the Deputy Director General of IPGRI, now Bioversity International. A Dutch national, She has also worked in Colombia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Italy.

 

 

 

 

last updated:  Thursday, September 6, 2012