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  • Brazil
    GCF Coordinator - Brazil: Luiza Lima
    Researcher, IDESAM
    Phone: + 55 92 3642-5698
    View Bio
    Luiza Lima is a forester from the University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). She worked for three years at the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) in the area of international cooperation, research and public policy linked to REDD+. In 2013, as an independent consultant, she has worked with forest restoration and FSC forest certification. Now, Luiza is working as a researcher with the Climate Change and Environmental Services Program at the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM), focusing on international, national and states public policies related to deforestation reduction and climate change and with the GCF.

    Acre

    Governor: Sebastião Afonso Viana Macedo Neves
    Representative: Rodrigo Fernandes das Neves
    Attorney-General, Acre
    Representative: Mónica De Los Rios
    Head of the Regulatory Department of Environmental Services, Institute of Climate Change (IMC)

    Amapá

    Governor: Carlos Camilo Goes Capiberibe
    Representative: Grayton Toledo
    Secretary of Environment
    Representative: Ana Euler
    Director State Forest Institute

    Amazonas

    Governor: Omar José Abdel Aziz
    Representative: Luis Henrique Piva
    Ceclima Coordinator

    Mato Grosso

    Governor: Silval da Cunha Barbosa
    Representative: José Esteves Lacerda Filho
    Secretary of Environment
    Representative: Elaine Corsini
    Superintendent of Environmental Indicators Monitoring, SEMA

    Pará

    Governor: Simão Robison Oliveira Jatene
    Representative: Wendell Andrade
    Forest Engineer - Nucleus for Strategic Actions for Sustainable Development (NAEDS)
    Representative: Gustavo Furini
    Technical Advisor, Green Municipalities Program

    Tocantins

    Governor: José Wilson Siqueira Campos
    Secretary of Economic Development
    Representative: Pedro Gill Fonseca
    Director – Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat of Tocantins
  • Indonesia
    GCF Coordinator - Indonesia: Sita Supomo
    Program Director of Sustainable Development Governance, Kemitraan
    Phone: +62 21 7279-9566
    FAX: +62 21 720-8519
    View Bio
    Sita Supomo joined Kemitraan in July 2012 as Program Director of Sustainable Development Governance (SDG). Sita is responsible for directing development and implementation programs and mobilizing resources in the areas of poverty eradication and economic governance, sustainable environmental governance, and private-sector governance. Sita’s academic background includes a MA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from University of Nottingham, MBA from Marquette University and Bachelor degree in Japanese literature and language from Padjadjaran University. Sita was a Chevening Award recipient in 2004, and is appointed President of UK Alumni Ambassador 2012-2013 by the British Council in Indonesia. Prior to joining Kemitraan, Sita was a CSR Consultant for Ernst & Young Indonesia, an Employee Volunteering Consultant at Matoa Foundation, and a Principal Consultant for Social Responsibility at Netritva Pradhana. For two years, she served as Community Affairs Manager at Microsoft Indonesia. Sita's passion is in designing a meaningful business-community engagement through employee volunteering. An experienced CSR, business in community engagement and community program development for over 15 years, Sita specializes in employee volunteer program and experiential-learning-asset-based-thinking. Her designs, the CSR-based employee volunteering program, places stakeholder analysis, CSR strategies, core of business and sustainable development issues as its foundations. Sita still serves as Independent Commissioner, Travelpreneur at Pragata Wasa Supala and Chief Volunteer Architect at Volunteer-ID.

    Aceh

    Governor: Zaini Abdullah
    Representative: Husaini Syamaun
    Representative: Abubakar Karim

    Central Kalimantan

    Governor: Agustin Teras Narang
    Representative: Mursid Marsono

    East Kalimantan

    Governor: Awang Faroek Ishak
    Representative: Daddy Ruhiyat
    Special Advisor to the Governor
    Representative: Fadjar Pambudi

    Papua

    Governor: Lukas Enembe
    Representative: Noak Kapisa
    Head of the Natural Resources and Environmental Management Agency

    West Kalimantan

    Governor: Cornelis, MH
    Representative: Adiyani Yakim Noor
    Representative: Machmud Gusti Hardiansyah

    West Papua

    Governor: Abraham O. Atururi
    Representative: Fredrik Hendrik Runaweri
    Government of West Papua
    Representative: Herman Orisu
  • Mexico
    GCF Coordinator - Mexico: Rosa Maria Vidal
    Deputy Director, Pronatura - Sur
    Phone: + 52 967 678-5000
    View Bio
    Rosa Vidal is the founder and Deputy Director of Pronatura Sur, A.C. in Mexico. She is a Biologist, with Graduate Studies on Gender and Sustainable Development, Environmental Economics. She holds multiple high-level positions in civil society organizations. She is the Mexico coordinator for the Governors Climate and Forest Task Force; an Associated Professor at Colorado State University’s CLTL Program; President of Innovación Ambiental Econfia SOFOM (Finance entity dedicated to support transition of production system into sustainable practices and green markets); Vice President of Fondo de Conservación el Triunfo. She has served as a consultant for the Comisión de Araes Naturales Protegidas (Capacity Evaluation of Mexico’s National System of Protected Areas) and the World Bank’s Communication Division to design a communication strategy for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor and the SINAP II Program. Rosa is a member of the National and State Councils for REDD+, Mexico and a member of the REDD Offset Working group MOU Chiapas-California.

    Campeche

    Governor: Fernando Eutimio Ortega Bernés
    Representative: Evelia Rivera Arriaga
    Secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development
    Representative: Roger Rivero
    Climate Change Coordinator

    Chiapas

    Governor: Manuel Velasco Coello
    Representative: Ricardo Hernandez
    Director of Climate Change
    Representative: José Alfredo Ruiz Samayoa
    Undersecretary of Climate Change
  • Nigeria

    Cross River State

    Governor: Liyel Imoke
    Representative: Odigha Odigha
    Chairman, Cross River State's Forestry Commission
    Representative: Arikpo Arikpo
    Commissioner, Board of Cross River State's Forestry Commission
  • Peru
    GCF Coordinator - Peru: Jorge Torres
    Consultant, CIAM
    Phone: +51 1715-1380
    View Bio
    Jorge Torres is the director of the Forest Carbon Program at Bosques Amazonicos and supervises conservation and reforestation projects in the Peruvian Amazon. Jorge also works in a consultancy role for The Amazon Interregional Council (CIAM), which holds the Coordination seat for the GCF in Peru. Jorge has worked in the Peruvian Amazon for more than 11 years with both private companies and nonprofit organizations to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. Jorge was part of the team that attained the first FSC certified forests in Peru with five indigenous communities, the first two projects registered under MDL and VCS standards, respectively, and the first CCBA certified REDD project. Jorge is a member of the Technical Assessment Group of the National Commission for Climate Change (Environmental Ministry of Peru) and was a part of Peru’s official delegation to COP 15 (Copenhagen). Jorge has spoken at REDD related conferences in Brazil, Peru, and Vietnam. He was the advisor and delegate of Madre de Dios for GCF in 2011 and 2012 and supported Madre de Dios to sign the agreement with VCS for JNRI in 2013. Jorge graduated with a degree in economics from Catholic University in Lima, Peru.

    Loreto

    Regional President: Yván Vásquez Valera
    Representative: Wilfredo Panduro Cárdenas
    Regional Manager of Natural Resources and the Environment
    Representative: Roger Villaverde Espinoza
    Official, Regional Management of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Regional Government

    Madre de Dios

    Regional President: Jorge Aldazabal
    Representative: Omar Rengifo
    Regional Manager of Natural Resources and the Environment
    Representative: Huber Vera
    Assistant Manager of Natural Resources and the Environment

    San Martin

    Regional President: Javier Ocampo Ruiz
    Representative: William Velasquez
    Regional Manager of the Regional Environmental Authority
    Representative: Carlos Miranda
    Planner for the Regional Environmental Authority

    Ucayali

    Regional President: Jorge Velásquez Portocarrero
    Representative: Franz Tang Jara
    Regional Manager of Natural Resources and the Environment
    Representative: Patricia Seijas Cárdenas
    Official, Regional Management of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Regional Government
  • Spain

    Catalonia

    Governor: Artur Mas
    Representative: Xavier Clopes
    Assistant Director General of Forests
    Representative: David Solano
    Director of International Cooperation, The Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
  • United States

    California

    Governor: Jerry Brown
    Representative: Jason Gray
    Staff Counsel California Air Resources Board

    Illinois

    Governor: Pat Quinn
    Representative: Kate Tomford
    Sustainability Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  • Secretariat
    GCF Senior Advisor and Project Lead: William Boyd
    Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
    Phone: +1 (303) 492-7320
    View Bio
    Dr. Boyd is an associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School and a fellow of the joint NREL-University of Colorado Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. Professor Boyd received his Ph.D. from the Energy & Resources Group at UC-Berkeley and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. Prior to joining the University of Colorado law faculty, Professor Boyd served as American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow and Counsel on the Democratic minority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works. He then practiced energy, environmental and climate change law with the firm of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington DC where, among other things, he coordinated the work of the Forest Carbon Dialogue. He continues to be actively involved in legislative and regulatory debates on forests and climate change, and is currently acting as senior advisor and project lead for the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF).
    GCF Coordinator - Indonesia: Sita Supomo
    Program Director of Sustainable Development Governance, Kemitraan
    Phone: +62 21 7279-9566
    FAX: +62 21 720-8519
    View Bio
    Sita Supomo joined Kemitraan in July 2012 as Program Director of Sustainable Development Governance (SDG). Sita is responsible for directing development and implementation programs and mobilizing resources in the areas of poverty eradication and economic governance, sustainable environmental governance, and private-sector governance. Sita’s academic background includes a MA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from University of Nottingham, MBA from Marquette University and Bachelor degree in Japanese literature and language from Padjadjaran University. Sita was a Chevening Award recipient in 2004, and is appointed President of UK Alumni Ambassador 2012-2013 by the British Council in Indonesia. Prior to joining Kemitraan, Sita was a CSR Consultant for Ernst & Young Indonesia, an Employee Volunteering Consultant at Matoa Foundation, and a Principal Consultant for Social Responsibility at Netritva Pradhana. For two years, she served as Community Affairs Manager at Microsoft Indonesia. Sita's passion is in designing a meaningful business-community engagement through employee volunteering. An experienced CSR, business in community engagement and community program development for over 15 years, Sita specializes in employee volunteer program and experiential-learning-asset-based-thinking. Her designs, the CSR-based employee volunteering program, places stakeholder analysis, CSR strategies, core of business and sustainable development issues as its foundations. Sita still serves as Independent Commissioner, Travelpreneur at Pragata Wasa Supala and Chief Volunteer Architect at Volunteer-ID.
    GCF Project Manager: Julie Teel Simmonds
    Research Faculty, University of Colorado Law School
    Phone: +1 (303) 492-7252
    View Bio
    Julie Teel joined the Center for Energy & Environmental Security (CEES) at CU Law School in 2008 after over eight years working as an environmental attorney for non-profit organizations and the City of San Diego. She received a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies from U.C. Berkeley and her J.D. from NYU's School of Law. Julie started her legal career as the first law fellow at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Following her fellowship, she worked for environmental protection in large part through successful litigation under a variety of state and federal laws. While with Earthjustice's Denver office, she also supervised students as one of the attorneys charged with running the environmental law clinic at the University of Denver. Her work as an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate, Air and Energy Program focused on ways to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution under existing laws in order to protect biological diversity, public health, and the environment. Her current research at the University focuses largely on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) through the Governors' Climate & Forests Task Force project.
    GCF Coordinator - Brazil: Luiza Lima
    Researcher, IDESAM
    Phone: + 55 92 3642-5698
    View Bio
    Luiza Lima is a forester from the University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP). She worked for three years at the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) in the area of international cooperation, research and public policy linked to REDD+. In 2013, as an independent consultant, she has worked with forest restoration and FSC forest certification. Now, Luiza is working as a researcher with the Climate Change and Environmental Services Program at the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of Amazonas (IDESAM), focusing on international, national and states public policies related to deforestation reduction and climate change and with the GCF.
    GCF Senior Project Associate: Carly Hernandez
    Research Faculty, University of Colorado Law School
    Phone: +1 (303) 492-8928
    GCF Coordinator - Mexico: Rosa Maria Vidal
    Deputy Director, Pronatura - Sur
    Phone: + 52 967 678-5000
    View Bio
    Rosa Vidal is the founder and Deputy Director of Pronatura Sur, A.C. in Mexico. She is a Biologist, with Graduate Studies on Gender and Sustainable Development, Environmental Economics. She holds multiple high-level positions in civil society organizations. She is the Mexico coordinator for the Governors Climate and Forest Task Force; an Associated Professor at Colorado State University’s CLTL Program; President of Innovación Ambiental Econfia SOFOM (Finance entity dedicated to support transition of production system into sustainable practices and green markets); Vice President of Fondo de Conservación el Triunfo. She has served as a consultant for the Comisión de Araes Naturales Protegidas (Capacity Evaluation of Mexico’s National System of Protected Areas) and the World Bank’s Communication Division to design a communication strategy for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor and the SINAP II Program. Rosa is a member of the National and State Councils for REDD+, Mexico and a member of the REDD Offset Working group MOU Chiapas-California.
    Senior Research Associate, Network & Training Lead: Amelia Chizwala Peterson
    Research Faculty, University of Colorado Law School
    Phone: +1 (303) 492-3322
    View Bio
    Amelia Chizwala Peterson is Senior Research Associate at the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF) Secretariat, and a member of the University of Colorado Law School’s Research Faculty. She brings both international and US experience to her role as the GCF Training Institute & REDD+ Knowledge Network Lead under a multi-year grant from the Norwegian government’s NICFI climate funding mechanism. Amelia’s legal background includes Judicial Fellowships for Honorable Chief Justice Michael L. Bender on the Colorado Supreme Court, and Judge Paul Cherry on the US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2010-2011). In international policy, she worked as a Policy Analyst for the Center for Energy and Environmental Security, creating model draft laws for both developing and developed nations to promote legislation supporting the proliferation of clean cook-stoves and addressing both Millennium Development Goals and climate change mitigation goals. Amelia worked for the Legal Environmental Aid Foundation of Indiana, Inc., representing low-income plaintiffs in environmental disputes under the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, CERCLA and other environmental statutes. She holds an LL.M in Natural Resources, Energy & Environment from the University of Colorado Law School, a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Valparaiso University School of Law, and a Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Civil) from a joint University of Zimbabwe-Engineering Council (UK) program. Amelia also graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business (Operations) from Johnson & Wales University (2006). Her research interests include land reform, climate change, and environmental ethics. She is a native of Zimbabwe and Swaziland, and a member of the Colorado Bar.
    GCF Coordinator - Peru: Jorge Torres
    Consultant, CIAM
    Phone: +51 1715-1380
    View Bio
    Jorge Torres is the director of the Forest Carbon Program at Bosques Amazonicos and supervises conservation and reforestation projects in the Peruvian Amazon. Jorge also works in a consultancy role for The Amazon Interregional Council (CIAM), which holds the Coordination seat for the GCF in Peru. Jorge has worked in the Peruvian Amazon for more than 11 years with both private companies and nonprofit organizations to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. Jorge was part of the team that attained the first FSC certified forests in Peru with five indigenous communities, the first two projects registered under MDL and VCS standards, respectively, and the first CCBA certified REDD project. Jorge is a member of the Technical Assessment Group of the National Commission for Climate Change (Environmental Ministry of Peru) and was a part of Peru’s official delegation to COP 15 (Copenhagen). Jorge has spoken at REDD related conferences in Brazil, Peru, and Vietnam. He was the advisor and delegate of Madre de Dios for GCF in 2011 and 2012 and supported Madre de Dios to sign the agreement with VCS for JNRI in 2013. Jorge graduated with a degree in economics from Catholic University in Lima, Peru.
    GCF Project Coordinator: Caroline Kert
    University of Colorado Law School
    Phone: +1 (303) 492-3615
    View Bio
    Caroline Kert joined the GCF Secretariat team in 2013 as its Project Coordinator. She enjoys helping to maintain the broad goals of the project while diving into the details of grant deliverables, finances, budgets, event planning, and general project administration and management. These activities tap into her years of experience running nonprofits, grantwriting and fundraising, organizing events, building robust coalitions, and engaging volunteers. She holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan and earned her J.D. from Boston University’s School of Law. She currently enjoys working toward her Cinematography Certificate at the Colorado Film School.
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