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Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Richard Branson Co-Host AD Partners’ High Level Rio+20 Event

ADP brokers alliance between the U.S. Government and the Consumer Goods Forum, an organization representing 400 leading CEOs with $3.1 trillion in commodities – to be sustainably produced and deforestation-free by 2020.

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Speakers List for the AD Partners Rio+20 Event
in order of appearance

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales – Keynote Video Message
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE – UN Messenger of Peace
The Hon. Mary Robinson –  Former President of Ireland
The Hon. Lisa Jackson – Administrator, U.S. EPA
Julia Marton-LeFèvre – Director General, IUCN
Ambassador Donald Steinberg – Deputy Administrator, USAID
Muhtar Kent – Coca Cola CEO (Video Address)
Paul Polman – CEO, Unilever and Co-Chair, Consumer Goods Forum
The Hon. Bård Vegar Solhjell – Minister of the Environment, Norway
Jonathan Pershing - Deputy Special Envoy-Climate Change, U.S. State Dept.
Dr. Zhang Songdan – Deputy Dir. Gen., State Forestry Admin., China
Olav Kjørven – Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP
Jason Clay – Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund-US
Ashok Khosla – President, IUCN
Bianca Jagger – Plant a Pledge Campaign Ambassador
Tim Rollinson, CBE – Director General, Forestry Commission, Great Britain
The Hon. Stanislas Kamanzi – Minister of Natural Resources, Rwanda
Andrea Debbané – Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Airbus, S.A.
Maurice Strong- Former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
Edward Norton – Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity
Sir Richard Branson – Founder, Virgin Group, and Event Co-Chair

ADP Hosts High Level Forest-Climate Event at United Nations COP17 Conference

ADP brings together important voices to advance public-private partnerships for protecting forests and inspiring green growth.

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U.S. President delivers exclusive address at ADP’s UN forest-climate gathering

 

  • Secretary Clinton

  • Pres. Barack Obama

  • Frmr. Pres. Bill Clinton

  • Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

  • UN S-G Ban Ki-moon

  • Prof. Wangari Maathai

Speakers List for the AD Partners COP17 Event
in order of appearance

The Hon. Ban Ki-moon – UN Secretary-General (keynote message)
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE – UN Messenger of Peace
The Hon. William J. Clinton – Frmr. President of the U.S. (video message)
Achim Steiner – UNEP Executive Director, UN Under-Secretary-General
José Endundo Bononge – DRC, Minister of Environment
Tina Joemat-Pettersson – South Africa, Min. of Ag, Forestry & Fisheries
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto – Indonesia, Head of the President’s Unit on REDD
Jonathan Pershing – U.S., Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change
Norbert Röttgen – Germany, Minister for Environment
Eric Solheim – Norway, Minister of the Environment
Kjetil Lund – Norway, Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance
Andrew Steer – World Bank Special Envoy for Climate Change
Jason Clay – World Wildlife Fund-US, Senior VP
Sean de Cleene – Yara International, VP Global Business Initiatives
Larry Schweiger – National Wildlife Federation, President and CEO
Peter Seligmann – Conservation International, CEO and Chairman
Puvan Selvanathan – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, VP
The Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton – U.S. Secretary of State, video message
Wanjira Maathai – International Liaison, the Green Belt Movement
Helen Clark – Administrator, UNDP,  frmr. New Zealand Prime Minister
Mary Robinson – President of Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
The Hon. Toga Gayewea McIntosh – Liberia, Minister of Foreign Affairs (on behalf of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)
The Hon. Barack Obama – U.S. President (video message)

AD Partners + Initiatives

ADP Brokers Alliance between the Consumer Goods Forum & the U.S. Government

Rio+20 Announcement at AD Partners High Level Event “Advancing Public-Private Partnerships for Deforestation-Free/Sustainable Agriculture”

Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board & CEO of The Coca-Cola Co. & Co-Chair of the CGF.

As global deforestation continues, the world loses an acre of rainforest per second. Deforestation seriously threatens the natural resources necessary to the survival of our planet, and contributes to an estimated 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With the projected rise in the world’s population, and the growth of developing country economies, demands for food, feed, fiber and fuel will reach new extremes, and will further increase threats to critical… Read more

ADP’s Deforestation-Free Awareness Campaign

AD Partners creates the first “Deforestation-Free” product seal as part of awareness campaign

Imagine a world that is deforestation-free!

Consumers are largely unaware that many of the products they purchase contribute to the destruction of rainforests. The shocking truth is that the production of beef, soy, palm oil and paper contribute enormously to the loss of over 36 million acres of rainforest every year. This amounts to an acre of forest lost every second of every day. In addition to the staggering harm to the world’s biodiversity, deforestation is… Read more

The ADP REDD Methodology Project

ADP Develops Tools for REDD Project Development

In the summer of 2008, AD Partners launched its REDD Methodology Project. The initiative has brought together a group of internationally recognized experts to develop a series of freely available methodology modules for advancing REDD projects. These modules will enable project developers to estimate the real emission reductions of projects that reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (“REDD”). This effort is critical to demonstrating and ensuring the environmental integrity of… Read more

ADP Brokers Historic U.S. Forest-Climate Agreement

Supporting U.S. Leadership on Tropical Forest Protection

Avoided Deforesattion Partners is pleased to have facilitated a milestone forest-climate policy agreement among prominent U.S. environmental, conservation and development groups in addition to power sector companies and other corporate interests. A further outcome of this initiative has resulted in the creation of a self-governing Tropical Forest and Climate Coalition, whose principal goal is to advocate the inclusion of all elements of the unity agreement in U.S. legislation.

Call for Leadership on Global Deforestation

Wangari Maathai urges U.S. to take leadership role to halt global deforestation

The Avoided Deforestation Partners event in New York City featured Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Al Gore, Jr., and Professor Wangari Maathai, and issued a “Call for Leadership.” Participants urged the U.S. government to take a global leadership role in reducing deforestation. Stu Eizenstat, former U.S. negotiator for the Kyoto Protocol, urged the NGO presidents who were present, in addition to other leaders, to come together and send a message to… Read more

Sub-National/National Integration Project

Building on September 2008 workshop, AD Partners launches initiative to create REDD mechanism that integrates national and subnational approaches.

ADP convenes stakeholders from civil society, indigenous peoples, and the business community

To follow up on our workshop on “The various levels of REDD: Making REDD work for forest nations and local stakeholders,” AD Partners is launching a new effort to provide policy makers with language that ensures that national and sub-national crediting and implementation approaches are compatible. AD Partners will convene stakeholders representing civil society, indigenous peoples, and the business community to draft a possible REDD mechanism that integrates project level… Read more

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