Board of Directors
President and Executive Director, Earth Innovation Institute
Dan holds a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from Yale University. He has worked in the Amazon for over 27 years studying the effects of climate change, policy, and land-use on Amazon forests. He is the Executive Director of and Senior Scientist at the Earth Innovation Institute, co-founder of IPAM, Aliança da Terra, and the Roundtable for Responsible Soy. He is also a lead author on the 5th IPCC Assessment Report.
Paulo holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of São Paulo. He currently heads the Department of Applied Physics at the University of São Paulo. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, holds an Earth Sciences award from the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World, and the Dorothy Stang Award of Sciences and Humanities.
Eric is an economist with a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of California-Berkeley. He currently manages Moody’s California Local Government Ratings, where his team assigns and monitors ratings for California’s highest profile local governments.
Reynaldo holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of São Paulo. He also held post-doctoral positions at the University of California-Davis and the University of Washington. He is currently a professor at the University of São Paulo, and Scientific Advisor to the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development.
Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado
William is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Founder & Senior Advisor in the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF). As a faculty member at the law school, Professor Boyd teaches climate change law & policy, energy law & regulation, and environmental law.
Climate Change and International Development Adviser
Richard is a former partner and the Global Leader of Climate Change & Carbon Market Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he oversaw an international network of more than 200 climate change specialists. Since retiring from PWC in 2013, Richard has served as an executive board member for the National Environment Research Council – the UK’s largest funder of independent environmental science, training and innovation.
Susan is a writer who focuses on science, natural history, and the environment. She is a contributing editor at Audubon Magazine and a frequent contributor to National Geographic. Her articles have been syndicated in 80 newspapers across the U.S. She lived for eight years in Brazil, and travels around the world for her reporting.
Director of the Forests and Livelihoods Programme, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Christine holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. She is currently the Director of the Forests and Livelihoods Program at the Center for International Forestry Research. She has spent more than 35 years carrying out research on smallholder patterns of forest management, agriculture, and agroforestry in the humid tropics, principally in Amazonia and Southeast Asia.
Managing Partner, Althelia Climate Fund
Christian is a co-founder and managing partner of Althelia Ecosphere. He has long been engaged on the policy side of REDD+, where working through organizations such as International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and Carbon Market and Investors Association (CMIA), he has interfaced extensively with national governments and the UNFCCC. Christian holds a MS in Conservation Biology from the University of Kent.