Our speakers

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Our speakers

For our Conference on Environmental Democracy, we are delighted to welcome experts from across the world and representing civil society, law, politics and academia. On this page, you can find out who is speaking at the conference.

Day 1

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Anthony Smith

Chief Executive, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

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Dr Alina Averchenkova

Distinguished Policy Fellow, Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

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Prof. David Boyd

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

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Carole Excell, LLM

Director, Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute

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Fiona Harvey

Environment Correspondent, The Guardian

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Nick Mabey

Co-founding Director and Chief Executive, E3G

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Maia Bitadze MP

Chairperson, Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee, Parliament of Georgia

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Nino Gokhelashvili

Vice-Chairperson of the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention)

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Richard Youngs

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe 

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Dr Daniel Lindvall

Researcher, University of Uppsala

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Tommy Garnett

Executive Director, Environmental Foundation for Africa 

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Abdel Rahman Sultan

Deputy Director and Regional Programs Manager, EcoPeace Middle East, Jordan

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Lisa Badum MdB

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Prof. Evan Lieberman

Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Ana Barreira

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Marta Szigeti Bonifert

Vice President of the European Partners for Environment (EPE) Belgium, Former Executive Director, Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)

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Dr Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

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Richard Graham MP

Chair, WFD Board of Governors

Day 2

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Dr Aled Williams

Senior Adviser, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

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Alisha Todd

Director General, ParlAmericas

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Rosario Pavese

Senior Regional Coordinator, Americas, Open Government Partnership

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Augustine B. Njamnshi

Executive Secretary of Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme Cameroon (BDCPC), Member of the Board of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)

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Birgitta Ohlsson

Director, Political Parties, National Democratic Institute

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Dr Arnold Kreilhuber

Deputy Director, Law Division, UN Environment Programme

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Justice Antonio Benjamin

President of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment 

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Malini Mehra

Chief Executive Officer, GLOBE

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Mark Robinson

Executive Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

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Yamide Dagnet

Director, Climate Justice, Open Society Foundations

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Devin O'Shaughnessy

Senior Strategy and Policy Adviser, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Anais Berthier

Head of EU Affairs, Client Earth

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Brice Böhmer

Climate and Environment Lead, Transparency International

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Thomas Hughes

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Edison Broce

Member of Parliament, Panama 

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Quinn McKew

Executive Director, Article 19

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Hannah Mowat

Campaigns Coordinator, Forests and Environmental Resources Network (FERN) 

Day 3

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Hon. Mohamed Nasheed

Speaker and Former President, Maldives Majlis

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Robin Prest

Program Director, SFU Wosk Center for Dialogue

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Rafael Jimenez Aybar

Environmental Democracy Adviser, Westminster Foundation for Democracy

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Jan Wahlberg

Climate Ambassador, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Han Seung-soo

Former Prime Minister of Korea (2008-2009), Vice President, Club de Madrid

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Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith

Minister for Pacific and the Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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Theo Clarke MP

Conservative MP for Stafford, Member, International Development Committee

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Kathryn Stratos

Deputy Director, Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategy, USAID

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Johanna Arriagada

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Derek Mitchell

President, National Democratic Institute 

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Dr Lauren Van Metre

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Kevin Casas-Zamora

Secretary General, International IDEA

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Sandra Hamid

Director, Environment, The Asia Foundation

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Andrew Norton

Director, International Institute for Environment and Development

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Anja Beretta

Head of Regional Programme for Energy Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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Jenny Ohlsson

State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

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Ann Cathrin Pedersen

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Hon. Fadli Zon

Chair, Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, Indonesia


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Hon. Emmanuel Marfo

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Anna George

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency