|Soledad Aguilar, LL.M.
, LL.M. (London School of Economics, ’98), directs a Postgraduate programe in Climate Change Law and Economics at FLACSO University in Buenos Aires and works as a consultant and researcher on trade and environment issues related to multilateral environmental agreements and climate change for international organizations including the FAO, IUCN, the World Bank and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). She has participated in more than fifty multilateral environmental negotiations, within the climate change, biodiversity and chemicals conventions, working for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin
as writer and team leader, and previously as a negotiator and diplomat for the Argentine Government. She is also a regular contributor to the Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press)
|Tomilola Akanle Eni-ibukun, Ph.D.
is a lawyer with a Ph.D. in law from the University of Dundee. She got her LL.B. from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and an LL.M. in international law from University College London. She currently works as a legal consultant and also teaches foundation courses in law at the University of St Andrews. Her expertise is in the areas of climate change law, including the clean development mechanism and low-carbon development, as well as sustainable development law. She enjoys baking, singing, reading, swimming, travelling and photography.
Jennifer is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia and enjoying the outdoor adventures of Vancouver, Canada. Her focus is the political economy of forest carbon – how and why various states, NGOs and corporations attract and invest in projects and the implications for local communities. She holds an MA in international development where her research explored gender and community livelihood strategies in national parks. Between her MA and Ph.D., Jennifer facilitated consensus decision-making among government, NGO and industry representatives on air quality issues.
Beate is a writer and editor for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, experienced in both multilateral trade as well as environmental negotiations. Her expertise lies in climate change and sustainable development as well as in international trade and investment law. Next to being a joyful mother of a teenage boy and a toddler girl, she is a Ph.D. candidate in international political economy and development at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also studied at the law school's center for international legal education. Her research investigates institutional factors that matter for environmental policy permissible outcomes in international trade and investment disputes. Living in San Francisco, Beate is most happy being with her family and out in nature.
|Asheline Appleton, LL.M.
|Asheline holds an LL.M. degree from University College London and a law degree from the University of Nairobi. She has specialized in international environmental law, particularly biodiversity and climate change. Asheline worked as a State Counsel for the Attorney-General in the department of treaties and agreements, Kenya, as well as in private practice. She now consults for a number of international organizations and UN agencies on environmental issues. When not working, Asheline tries to find time to relax in the sun, or perversely on the dance floor. She also enjoys designing interiors, safaris, a good laugh and big city life.
holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics. Her dissertation analyzed the relationship between International Financial Institutions and developing country Governments in a Principal-Agent framework. Originally from Melbourne, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from the University of Melbourne. Melanie first attended international environmental negotiations as a member of the WSSD Youth Caucus and later as a consultant in the area of Persistent Organic Pollutants. Her work focuses on implementing the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions, as well as the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management. She has worked extensively on chemical management and environmental issues in the field, throughout the South Pacific and Africa. In her spare time, you may find Melanie foraging in the woodlands of southwest France, cooking up a storm and messing up the kitchen, or updating her cooking blog www.segur-le-chateau.blogspot.com
is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. For nearly a decade he has studied the emergence and impacts of social and environmental certification initiatives in the forest sector. His dissertation compares these programs in the coffee, fishery and forest sectors. When not working, Graeme loves cooking with friends or hanging from rocks. He calls Vancouver, Canada home.
|Paula Barrios, Ph.D.
holds a Ph.D. in international environmental law and a master’s degree in international law from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her doctoral dissertation conducted an in-depth analysis of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), focusing on how liberal economic ideas have shaped the framing of and responses to the chemicals issue in these global agreements. She currently leads the environmental program at the Shareholder Association for Research and Education, a Canadian non-profit dedicated to promoting environmentally and socially responsible investment. She has also worked as an attorney at law in the private sector, as a legal adviser for the International Affairs Office of Colombia’s Ministry of Environment, and as a freelance report writer for the United Nations Office at Nairobi. She is fluent in English and French.
holds an MSc in Biology (Ecology) from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She also obtained a certificate in Environmental Education from the University of Minnesota, US. Nienke is enjoying a bohemian life in a small green village near the Dutch coast, combining freelance science writing and consultancies for a variety of organizations. These include UNEP-AEWA, the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research and the Dutch national newspaper NRC. She has a passion for nature and outdoor adventures. In her spare time she used to work as a whalewatching guide in Arctic Norway, but is now very happy teaching her kids how to paddle and climb trees.
|Catherine Wahlén, Ph.D.
|United States of America
holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a Master of Environmental Science from Yale University. She specializes in environmental governance, marine conservation, organizational strategies, and monitoring and evaluation. She has worked with the World Resources Institute and the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment in Uganda and as a consultant to the World Bank, USAID, UN agencies and the private sector. She has done fieldwork and research in American Samoa, Cambodia, Kenya, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Switzerland, and Uganda and loves exploring new issues and places as part of the ENB team. Catherine enjoys rock climbing, diving, hiking, and swimming.
|Rishikesh Ram Bhandary
|Rishi , born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, is currently a doctoral student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where he is specializing in climate change policy and negotiations. He entered the world of climate negotiations as a youth delegate in Bali and has never left. He has worked on forest carbon issues for the Nepali Ministry of Forests and the World Bank. He is training for the Boston Marathon 2013!
|United States of America
serves as a digital editor, writer or editor for teams on oceans, forests, wetlands and other topics. A graduate of Swinburne University in Australia, he has been published as a writer and photographer. His hobbies include cycling, hiking, skindiving, and travel.
|Vivian Kobusingye Birchall
|Uganda/United States of America
holds a degree in Development Studies from Makerere University and a graduate certificate in Good Governance from the University of Pretoria. She served as Uganda’s country coordinator for the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption, and worked for Uganda’s National Planning Authority on the African Union’s NEPAD programs, including the African Peer Review Mechanism, as well as Uganda’s National Development Plan. She currently volunteers with the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. She enjoys parenting, travel, decorating, cooking Ugandan dishes and karaoke and speaks English and many languages from the East African region.
has a French and Anglo-American law degree from Nanterre University in Paris with a specialization in international law. She also holds a Masters in International Legal Studies from the New York University. Being a qualified lawyer in New York, England and Wales, Alice has worked in the Public International and Environmental law groups as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. She is the content editor of IISD RS’ Climate Change Policy & Practice
Project and the Water Policy & Practice
Project. She currently lives in Barcelona, Spain, where she teaches at ESADE University. She is also an associate for Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment, advising on the development of Natural Justice’s activities in Francophone Africa, particularly on REDD issues.
|Pamela Chasek, Ph.D.
|United States of America
is trying to juggle motherhood, the Bulletin
and an academic career. In addition to serving as co-founder and executive editor of the Bulletin
, Pam has published articles on developing country capacity building for environmental negotiations, scientific uncertainty in negotiations, professional cultures in negotiations, desertification and the UNCCD, and various environmental treaties and negotiating processes. Her most recent books are: Global Environmental Politics, 6th edition (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2013) and The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations
(co-edited with Lynn Wagner). New York: Resources for the Future Press/Routledge, 2012. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Wellington, New Zealand in 2007 and the results of her research have been published by the East-West Center: “Confronting Environmental Treaty Implementation Challenges in the Pacific Islands” Pam is also Director of International Studies and a Professor of Government at Manhattan College in New York. Whatever other “spare” time exists is spent with her husband, Kimo, and two sons, Samuel and Kai.
has worked as Policy Advisor on climate change and China at Germanwatch based in Bonn and Beijing, initially as a German Chancellor Fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She also worked as Co-Chair of the Finance Working Group of the Climate Action Network at various UN climate change negotiations. Prior to her careers in Europe, she worked as Campaigner at Greenpeace in China and South-East Asia. She holds a B.A. in law from Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing, and an MPhil in Environment Policy from the University of Cambridge. She is a native Chinese Mandarin speaker fluent in English and working to improve her German. Her current interests are in the post-2012 climate architecture, and the development of social entrepreneurship in China. She enjoys inviting friends to her Chinese cooking, and she is keen to practice more on her Nikon.
|Claudio Chiarolla, Ph.D.
Since October 2007, Claudio
has worked for IISD as a writer and editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin
. Claudio is currently Research Fellow on International Governance of Biodiversity at the Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
, an independent, not-for profit think-tank based at Sciences Po in Paris. His research interests include: international environmental law, comparative law, international regulation of biotechnology, intellectual property law, open source systems of technology development and transfer, humanitarian licensing and genetic resources policy issues.
|United States of America
While working towards her recently received master’s degree in International Environmental Policy Jennifer
also acted as a voice for the endangered southern sea otters as Senior Program Manager for Friends of the Sea Otter in Monterey, California. She has since moved to New York City, where she worked for the Zeitz Foundation, developing a community participatory oriented agroforestry manual and assisting the communications advisor. She also volunteered for Panthera, a wild cat conservation organization, feeding her insurmountable adoration towards felines. When Jennifer is not working or volunteering, she’s most likely out in fancy shoes dancing tango.
|Deborah Davenport, Ph.D.
|United States of America
holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta and is the author of Global Environmental Negotiations and US Interests
(2006, Palgrave Macmillan) as well as numerous articles and chapters in the area of international environmental politics. After directing environmental work at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta in the mid-1990s, Debbie taught International Relations full time for a number of years then left academia for the private sector. Having recently completed a two-year stint as Visiting Senior Research Associate at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment she now spends half her time teaching at Georgia State University and half on commissioned research. She has covered numerous meetings and processes for IISD Reporting Services since 1996, including the completion of the Kyoto Protocol.
Francis Dejon is one of the ENB team’s Digital Editor. Taking cool pictures all over the world while working on our web site. Francis also has his own company on the Internet which he intends to develop into an internet powerhouse someday. His 18 hours a day of hard work at meetings justifies his 4 hours of “loud” sleep.
|Daniela Diz, Ph.D.
|Daniela holds a Master of Marine Management degree from Dalhousie University in Canada and a Law degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She did her Ph.D. on the Law of the Sea at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, focusing on the implementation of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. She loves yoga, meditation, hiking, cycling, sea kayaking and watching movies.
|Peter Doran, Ph.D.
|Peter is a lecturer in sustainable development, environment and planning at the School of Law at Queens University in Belfast Committee. He now lives and works in Belfast, retreating to his native Donegal in the North West at every opportunity where he maintains a cottage in Quigleys Point. His research interests include consumerism, advertising, political culture and sustainable consumption. He has served on the Executives of the Green Party in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He is married to Stephanie and has a son, Oisín.
received her BA in Peace and Conflict studies and Environmental Policy from the University of Toronto, where she focused her research on the role of non-state actors in the UNFCCC process. She has contributed her research on civil society influence to the Yale/UNITAR conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy and was a member of the Canadian Government Delegation to the 16th and 17th United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development as an NGO delegate. Joanna was the 2011 Pimlott Lecturer at the University of Toronto and continues to showcase creative perspectives on climate policy through her correspondence on CIUT 89.5 The Green Majority. Joanna is pleased to be joining the ENB reporting and IISD Knowledge Management Projects team.
|Ángeles became one of our Digital Editors at the end of 2006. She is Argentinian, but as a daughter of a diplomat was born in Austria and spent her childhood in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and China. She has a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she also teaches Design. Her work focuses on ecodesign, and her studio ‘MinimahUella’ designs products that minimize environmental impact by analyzing their life-cycle and using recycled materials. She loves reading the newspaper on Sunday mornings with her husband and her little dog Neron.
|Socorro is our Spanish translator since October 2002. Socorro is doing her masters degree in Journalism at the University of San Andrés, which is also sponsored by the School of Journalism of the University of Columbia. Apart from that, she also works as a freelance journalist for different business magazines and for Clarín, an important Argentinean newspaper. Socorro has two sons, Mateo (4) and Manuel (3). In her spare time, she likes to travel and take pictures.
|Richard de Ferranti
|For the last two years Richard is has been working on international carbon market issues with Australia’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, focusing particularly on emissions trading developments in the Asia-Pacific region and Kyoto markets. He previously worked for several years on Australia’s renewable energy policy and legislation after working on climate change science communication at the International Polar Foundation and with ENB.
|After studying biology and economics at McGill (Canada) and Uppsala University (Sweden), Bo has worked on forest and climate policy at IUCN, UNEP, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canadian International Development Agency as well as at the Forest Services of Canada and of France. Bo has also been a political advisor in the Canadian Parliament and a federal auditor on conservation and water policy. Fluent in Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, French and English, Bo is a thematic expert on forest, climate and renewables. Based in Seattle where he aspires to coach water-polo with orcas, Bo is recovering from French bureaucracy after leading REDD+ cooperation in the Guianas and Brazil.
|Claudia has a B.A. degree in intercultural studies which she achieved in Florence, Italy. Speaking fluent German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, she has been working as a translator and in various other roles at numerous international events and conferences. As she loves travelling and meeting different cultures, she has joined the ENB Team as a Logistics Coordinator, based in Bonn, Germany. With her passion for sports and photography, she likes to spend lots of time outside at the fresh air.
Mongi, our French language translator, lives in Tunis, although he can sometimes be found in Paris, where his daughters work.
is completing her Ph.D. at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland on environmental governance and conservation policies, with a focus on the participation of local communities in natural resources governance. She has worked on global conservation policy at IUCN and on the social impacts of environmental conventions and conservation policies (her Master thesis addressed CITES relation to sustainable development and livelihoods). She also has experience of biological control of cultural and forest pests (she holds a Master of biology/entomology on that issue), organic agriculture development and evaluation. Native from Québec, she’s currently living in North Argentina, where she enjoys running and trekking along impressive Andean landscape and mountain forest.
got a degree on Biology in Mexico and an MSc on Marine and Fisheries Science in Scotland. Former Head of the Department of Wildlife International Agreements in the Mexican Environment Ministry, she moved in 2007 to Madrid and works now as freelance consultant. With a lifetime interest on marine stuff, she has recently written the book “Sharks: conservation, fishing and international trade".
|United States of America
|Tasha lives in Hawaii where her passion for indigenous culture and the relationship between people and plants is a thriving reality. She founded Sustainable Solutions in 2004 with the goal of implementing strategic sustainability programs globally and maintaining an active voice in the ongoing planetary dialogue of sustainable development. Her efforts focus on empowering indigenous communities, adding value throughout supply chains, cultivating carbon awareness, and fostering the sustainable use of natural resources. Since receiving her degree in Ethnobotany, and working on her Certificate to become a GHG Accountant from the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, Tasha has collaborated with businesses, governmental agencies, elders, scientists, and artists to bring these varied populations to action. She works with a colorful range of clients such as the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), the International Trade Center (ITC, a joint agency of United Nations and World Trade Organization), Estee Lauder, Aveda, Neill Corporation, ArXotica and others. Tasha is also the author of a number of publications on the topics of ethnobotany and sustainability, and recently presented her research at the Global Conference on Global Warming in Istanbul. She helped write the curriculum for the University of Alaska’s first Ethnobotany certificate program
is the Project Accountant for IISD RS. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Red River College and plans on pursuing her CGA designation. Victoria has worked in the Accounting field for 11 years and prior to that worked in the banking industry for another 5 years. Victoria is currently studying French alongside her husband Sean Mark.
|Leonie Gordon is Senior Manager for Conference Reporting, IISD’s Reporting Services division. On joining IISD in 2005, Leonie participated as one of IISD RS’ writer/team leaders, focusing on biodiversity issues, in particular CITES and CMS. In 2009, she took on managing IISD RS’ for hire conference reporting services and, in 2012, moved to her current role managing Conference Reporting as a whole. Prior to joining IISD, Leonie initially qualified as a Solicitor in England and worked as a media lawyer in London and Brussels. Pursuing her passion for wildlife conservation she undertook voluntary work on a chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya in the late 1990s alongside starting her own documentary film company with a focus on environmental and development issues. She undertook a Masters in Anthropology of International Development at the University of Sussex in 2004 and has on-going doctoral research in Anthropology, focusing on organisational development of UN-GRASP – a public private partnership focused on great ape conservation.
|Langston James “Kimo” Goree VI
|United States of America
|Kimo is the Vice-President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), United Nations Liaison, Director of IISD Reporting Services and a founder of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB). He is responsible for the fundraising and overall coordination of the ENB, Linkages Update, the Linkages website, moderator of the IISD “L” lists (including CLIMATE-L) and all of IISD knowledge management products. Kimo was born in Hawaii and raised in Berkeley, California. From 1971 through 1988 he was an actor in films, television and radio (SAG/AFTRA), a stand-up comedian and professional clown while accumulating university degrees. In 1988 he moved to Brazil to work for UNDP in Brasília and later as the Director of IPHAE, an applied research institute in Porto Velho, Rondonia. He has lived in mid-town Manhattan since 1994 with Pamela Chasek and their two sons, Sam and Kai. Kimo is a former marathon runner (2:48) and now rides a Pinarello Dogma 60.1 road bike about 300 km a week in the rural areas of the Upper Hudson River Valley, north of Manhattan. When not on his bicycle, he can be found in his lounge-chair computer with multiple monitors and a fast internet connection. His personal website is http://www.kimogoree.com
|María Gutiérrez, Ph.D.
|María got her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the City University of New York with a dissertation on the creation of a market for sinks under the Kyoto Protocol. She has taught Human Ecology and Cultural Anthropology and often works with the UNFCCC secretariat on matters related to adaptation to climate change. She likes long walks, is a student of kyudo (Japanese archery), and has a strange fascination for all things LULUCF and for annotated agendas
|Reem Hajjar, Ph.D.
’s research and teaching interests focus on community-based forest management as a tool for poverty alleviation and the promotion of sustainable landscapes in developing countries. In her work as a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the University of British Columbia and the Rights and Resources Initiative in Washington, DC, she is currently looking at the role of secondary-level institutions in promoting small-scale and community forestry in Ghana and Mexico. Reem has a Ph.D. in Forestry (UBC), an MA in Conservation Biology (Columbia), and a BSc in Biology (McGill), and has been covering forestry and biodiversity meetings for IISD since 2005. Besides trekking through tropical jungles, she enjoys cooking, swimming in oceans, and navigating through metropolises.
is a scientist by training, a writer by compulsion, and a wilderness pilgrim by passion. She hails from rural Ontario but these days mostly calls a tent "home." She has a B.Sc. in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.Sc. in geology from MIT, and an M.Phil. in the history of science from Oxford, where she wrote her thesis on the relationship between transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and conflict resolution. More details here: http://www.kateharris.ca/
|Kenya/United States of America/Canada
holds a Masters in geography from McGill University where her research explored the political ecology of changing land-use and forest-cover in rural Costa Rica. She has worked for the Organization of American States and for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, where she was involved in the Secretariat’s capacity development activities in support of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans. Born and raised in Kenya to Egyptian and US parents, she currently resides in Canada where she works as a freelance consultant in addition to working seasonally for Parks Canada. In her free time, you can find her behind a camera, hiking, kayaking, or backcountry skiing.
|Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
|Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson
is an environmental journalist and communications consultant from Samoa. She is currently the Editor of Environment Weekly, and a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme for Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau. As a journalist she has worked for the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Agence French Press and other international and regional publications. She studied climate change journalism and communicating the science at the University of Oxford, where her thesis 'Staying Afloat in Paradise' on climate change coverage in the Pacific was published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ). Lagipoiva has won numerous awards for her writings on developmental and environmental issues. She currently lives in the village of Vaoala, on the island of Upolu in Samoa where she likes to jump off waterfalls and explore undiscovered caves.
|Harry Jonas, LL.M.
is a lawyer specializing in the environment and human rights. He works for Natural Justice, a young South African NGO that promotes the full implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
|Stefan Jungcurt, Ph.D.
has worked for IISD as project officer on the negotiations on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) and as associate working in the areas of sustainable agriculture, genetic resources for food and agriculture, and linkages between international regulation on biodiversity conservation and other issue areas such as trade and climate change. He completed his Ph.D. on institutional interplay in global environmental governance at Humboldt University, Berlin in 2007. Originally from Germany, Stefan is currently based in Gatineau, Québec, where he spends his free time exploring the great Canadian outdoors.
is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Tübingen, investigating how the Convention on Biological Diversity has shaped bargaining dynamics in the negotiations of the Nagoya Protocol. Acquiring degrees in Germany, Ireland and Spain, his studies focussed on global environmental governance under the Rio Conventions. He has worked as a writer/editor for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin since 2009. Following a landmark victory of the Green Party in 2011, Johannes supported the ecological transformation of his highly industrialised native region as an employee in the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg.
|United States of America
has consulted and written for dozens of sustainable development NGOs and foundations, beginning a long time ago by publishing an 80-page summary of the Brundtland Report. He co-launched the annual Vital Signs book (W.W. Norton & Co.) at the Worldwatch Institute, and has published a handful of other books and many articles about sustainable development, hunger, refugee issues, and environmental economics, and spoken often on the radio, TV, and at universities and conferences around the world. He loves hiking in the hills around San Francisco, where he lives.
is a Kenyan with a Master’s Degree in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Oxford University where she focused on community conservation, human wildlife conflict and mobilizing for sustainable change. She also holds an undergraduate (honours) degree from the University of Nairobi. She works for Save the Elephants as the Projects Officer overseeing programmes in Samburu. She is also their liaison person for the Kenya Elephant Forum which also feeds into CITES and biodiversity meetings with ENB. When she is not immersed in work related challenges, she enjoys driving in the bush, writing and spending time with friends.
holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She studied International Relations and minored in Environmental Studies at undergraduate level at the United States International University. She has worked as a communications officer for the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia, allowing her the privilege of interacting with key stakeholders in the management of REDD in that country. Her interests include REDD+, chemicals management, biodiversity and renewable energy. Her other interests include promoting civic engagement, taking photos, and campaigning for women’s rights. Tallash also enjoys planning events, picnicking, dancing, singing wildly, and hiking.
|Pia M. Kohler, Ph.D.
has been writing for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin since 2002. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy at Williams College in Western Massachusetts, having previously taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her research interests include the incorporation of science advice in multilateral environmental agreements and global chemicals governance. She holds a PhD in International Environmental Policy from MIT, a Masters in environmental sciences from Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a B.Sc. in Geography and Environmental Science from McGill University.
|Elena Kosolapova, Ph.D.
Raised by a Russian mother and Dutch step-father, Elena grew up in an international multilingual environment. She has lived in Moscow, Washington, Ulan Bator and Amsterdam, and is currently based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Elena holds a Master’s degree in linguistics, an LL.M. in international law from Utrecht University, and a Ph.D. in law from the University of Amsterdam. Elena wrote her doctoral dissertation on interstate liability for climate change-related damage, which has been published in the series “Humanity, Earth and Law in the Third Millennium” (Eleven International Publishing, 2013). Elena’s area of expertise is public international law, including international environmental law, climate law, and the law of state responsibility. Elena enjoys fishing, horse-riding, a good game of squash and, most of all, lazing on the couch with her husband Chris and their two felines Cumin and Pomodoro.
|Khemaros “Pui” Kuhasantisuk
was born and raised in Bangkok. She received a bachelor degree in education in 1986 and taught outside of Bangkok for 7 years. After returning to Bangkok, she worked as a cashier at the Landmark Hotel for a year, received a tourist guide certificate in 1990 and worked as an English language tourist guide for several years. Her previous job was an executive secretary for the managing director of ChevronTexaco in Thailand in 2000. She has since been traveling and freelancing as a Thai-English instructor and interpreter. She enjoys traveling, learning, and speaking many languages. In addition to Thai, she speaks English and some German and Chinese. She is currently studying horoscope and Feng Shui (the Chinese balance energy).
|Kati Kulovesi, Ph.D.
|Kati specializes in climate, environmental, energy and WTO law, with a Ph.D. and LL.M. degrees from the LSE. She teaches international and EU climate law and policy, and supervises Ph.D. students as Adjunct Professor (Docent) in climate law at the University of Eastern Finland Law School. She joined the ENB team in 2004 with a passion for climate negotiations. She has previously taught at the LSE and consults various governments, international organizations, carbon funds and NGOs on her areas of expertise. During her time with the ENB, she has lived in the UK, Italy, Senegal, Cyprus, Belgium and Finland, travelled around the world with fellow ENBers and published widely on climate and WTO issues.
|Alex is native French and Spanish, with degrees in Public Law and Public Administration, a Postgraduate Degree in Communications, Conflicts and Peace, and a Master’s Degree in International Law and Sustainable Development. She has been working as a legal translator since 2002, specialized in International matters and Environmental Diplomacy. She has also been a consultant and a volunteer for a series of NGOs in Bogotá, Paris, New Orleans and Barcelona, mostly dedicated to defending civil and environmental rights, monitoring environmental offenses, crafting and managing development projects, and community relief in general.
|United States of America/Sweden
|Jennifer is a Ph.D. candidate at Wageningen University’s Environmental Policy Group, the Netherlands. She has a BA in Development Studies from University of Washington, and an MSc in Environmental Science, Policy & Management, jointly provided by four European universities (MESPOM.eu). Her research and passion centre on urban environments. A wanderer since childhood, Jennifer grew up across the United States (Seattle, Honolulu and Boston), often traveling to Europe to visit family. She has lived in Malmö and Lund, Sweden; Budapest, Hungary; Khon Kaen, Thailand; Les Cayes, Haiti; and Nairobi, Kenya – working with NGOs, local governments, UN-Habitat and research institutions. Jennifer’s love of cities builds from a conviction that compact mixed-use urban planning provides a high quality of life, while reducing sprawl, ensuring open and natural spaces can endure. She loves the outdoors, in any facet possible: hiking, biking, skiing and camping as well as her balcony in Amsterdam – perfect for a small garden or sleeping outside on warm summer nights.
|United States of America
|Faye has a Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in trade and sustainable development. Her experience includes community organizing in Boston, refugee advocacy in Washington, DC, human rights fact-finding and conflict transformation with Burmese communities in Thailand, and global governance – particularly UN reform and elections/appointments. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.
|United States of America
is a Team Leader and the Energy Content Editor for IISD RS's multiple Sustainable Policy & Practice websites. He writes and lectures on renewable energy, energy access and energy poverty issues and is also co-founder and Director of Environment and Sustainable Development at the Global Governance Institute
, an independent Brussels-based think tank devising, strengthening and furthering forward-looking approaches to global governance. Aaron holds a masters degree in Global Political Economy from the University of Kassel in Germany. When not busy with the ENB or reading and writing about renewable energy, he enjoys: rock climbing; photography; cycling; playing the blues; jogging in inclement weather; sleeping under the stars; and the smell of woodsmoke on sweaters.