Guest lecture series for Global Biodiversity Governance course – April 1 & 8
GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY GOVERNANCE – THE NGO PERSPECTIVE
Series of guest lectures in Global Biodiversity Governance (EVPP 490/505, Spring 2015)
Wednesdays 7.20 -‐ 10 PM, Nguyen Engineering Building, room 1107
All GMU students, faculty and staff are welcome!
April 1: WWF — REDD+ as a means to advance broader conservation agendas
Josefina Braña Varela, Policy Director, WWF Forest and Climate Program
Josefina Braña has been the REDD+ Policy Director at WWF since February 2013. She has a wide experience in international negotiations under the UN system – she has been part of Mexico’s delegation to the CBD, UNFF and UNFCCC, where she negotiated REDD+. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy (with a special focus on Environmental Policy) from the University of Maryland, and studied International Relations in her hometown, Mexico City.
April 8 – Greenpeace -‐ Campaigning and collaboration for forest conservation
Susanne Breitkopf, Senior Political Advisor, Greenpeace International & Policy Manager EIA
Susanne Breitkopf has worked on forests, natural resources and governance for over 20 years. She has lived, and worked with NGOs and government organizations, on 3 continents. For the past 8 years, she served at Greenpeace International as forest campaigner, political advisor, and team leader for international forest and climate policy. She recently switched to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) as Policy Manager. She holds a Master degree in Political Science from Sorbonne University in Paris.