Distinguished Speakers Who Have Participated in AD Partners Events

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Honored Speakers and Supporters

Civil Society

Prince Charles, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales*
His Excellency Ban Ki-moon – Secretary-General of the United Nations
Wangari Maathai – Founder The Green Belt Movement and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Helen Clark – Administrator, UNDP, and former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Jason Clay – Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund-US
Helene Gayle – President, CARE USA
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE – Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
Teresa Heinz – Chair of The Heinz Endowments 
Dean Hirsh 
– President, World Vision International
Bianca Jagger – Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation
Ashok Khosla – President, IUCN
Olav Kjørven – Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Development Programme
Kevin Knobloch – President, Union of Concerned Scientists
Fred Krupp – President, Environmental Defense Fund
Nancy Lindborg – President, Mercy Corps
Thomas Lovejoy – President, The Heinz Center
Julia Marton-LeFèvre – Director General, IUCN
Edward Norton – Actor, environmental activist and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity
Steve McCormick – President, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Russell Mittermeier – President, Conservation International
Ray Offenheiser – President, Oxfam
Carter Roberts – President, World Wildlife Fund-US
Larry Schweiger – President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation
Peter Seligmann – Chairman and CEO, Conservation International
Andrew Steer – President, World Resources Institute
Achim Steiner – UNEP Executive Director, UN Under-Secretary-General
Maurice Strong – Former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
Mark Tercek – President, The Nature Conservancy
Sen. Timothy Wirth – President, the United Nations Foundation 

Government (U.S.)

Barack Obama – President of the United States*
Bill Clinton – Former President of the United States*
Al Gore – Former Vice President of the United States and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Hillary Rodham Clinton – Secretary of State of the United States*
John Kerry – United States Senator
Patrick Leahy – United States Senator
Richard Lugar – Former United States Senator
Lisa Jackson – Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, the United States
Tom Vilsack – Secretary of Agriculture, the United States
John Holdren – Science Adviser to the Obama Administration Ambassador
Donald Steinberg – Deputy Administrator, USAID
Stuart Eizenstat – Former Deputy Secretary for U.S. Treasury, Amb. to the European Union
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend – Environmentalist, former Lieutenant Governor, Maryland
Jonathan Pershing – Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, State Department, United States

Government (International)

Hon. Jens Stoltenberg – Prime Minister of Norway
Oscar Arias – former President of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Mary Robinson – President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice and former President of Ireland 
Bharrat Jagdeo
 – Former President of Guyana
Tina Joemat-Pettersson – Minister of Agriculture, South Africa
Stanislas Kamanzi – Minister of Natural Resources, The Republic of Rwanda
Kjetil Lund – Ministry of Finance, Norway
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto – Head of the President’s Unit on REDD, Indonesia
Toga Gayewea McIntosh – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liberia
Tim Rollinson, CBE – Director General, Forestry Commission, Great Britain
Juan Sabines Guerrero – Governor of Chiapas, Mexico
Erik Solheim – Minister of the Environment, Norway
Bård Vegar Solhjell – Minister of the Environment, Norway
Dr. Zhang Songdan – Deputy Director General, Dept of Resource Management, State Forestry Administration, China

Private Sector

Sir Richard Branson – Founder, Virgin Group
Andrea Debbané – Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Airbus, S.A.
Peter Darbee – CEO, Pacific Gas & Electric
Thomas Friedman – Author and Journalist, The New York Times
Muhtar Kent – Chairman and CEO, Coca Cola
Mike Morris – President and CEO, American Electric Power
Paul Polman – CEO, Unilever and Co-Chair, Consumer Goods Forum
James Rogers – Chairman, CEO, & President, Duke Energy Corp.
Arne Sorenson – President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
George Soros – Founder, Open Society Foundations
Rob Walton – Chairman of the Board, Walmart

* Participation via special video address

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Countries Where AD Partners is Followed

United States United Kingdom Canada India Brazil
Australia Philippines Germany South Africa Netherlands
Indonesia Mexico France Malaysia Singapore
Denmark Switzerland Japan Peru Italy
Russia Spain Columbia Belgium Norway
Kenya Thailand China Vietnam Poland
New Zealand Costa Rica Pakistan Sweden Turkey
Ireland Ecuador Argentina Hong Kong Tanzania
Greece Portugal Austria Chile United Arab Emirates
Uruguay Cambodia South Korea Uganda Nigeria
Romania Finland Bolivia Israel Trinidad and Tobago
Lithuania Hungary Sri Lanka Guyana Ukraine
Bangladesh Guatemala Panama Taiwan Algeria
Ghana Jamaica Nepal Brunei Czech Republic
Saudi Arabia Cameroon Egypt Bulgaria Lebanon
Slovenia Slovakia El Salvador Luxembourg Dominican Republic
Madagascar Tunisia Ethiopia Morocco Myanmar (Burma)
Senegal Fiji Paraguay Qatar Honduras
Albania Laos Zambia Kuwait Papua New Guinea
Latvia Puerto Rico Uzbekistan Venezuela Croatia
Serbia Cote d’Ivoire Cyprus Malta Maldives
Nicaragua Mauritius Jordan Bahrain Belize
Congo (DRC) Estonia Oman Georgia Macedonia (Fyrom)
Armenia Suriname Mongolia Mozambique Netherlands Antilles
Zimbabwe Bahamas Guernsey Iceland Jersey
Liberia Malawi Azerbaijan Barbados Belarus
Guam Haiti Cayman Islands Kazakhstan Mali
Afghanistan Angola Dominica Bermuda Bosnia and Herzegovina
Isle of Man Iran Saint Lucia Libya Monaco
Macau Namibia New Caledonia Rwanda Antigua & Barbuda
Sudan Tonga Aruba Norfolk Island British Virgin Islands
Burkina Faso Benin Botswana Congo (Republic) Djibouti
Eritrea Grenada Gibraltar Gambia Iraq
Kyrgyzstan Lesotho Moldova Montenegro Northern Mariana Islands
Mauritania Niger Seychelles Sierra Leone Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Yemen Samoa U.S. Virgin Islands
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