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David Berry

Interagency Group on Industrial Ecology

David Berry is the former Executive Director of White House-sponsored Inter-Agency Working Group on Sustainable Development Indicators. As a senior civil servant in the US Department of Interior, he also co-led an Industrial Ecology working group, producing a report on materials flow. Currently he directs and facilitates the Water Roundtable, a broad inter-agency initiative which he also founded.

David has represented the United States in UN-sponsored meetings on sustainability indicators; spoken at many conferences; and led dozens of workshops on sustainability-related topics.

Jeb Brugmann

Urban Strategy Expert, Founder of ICLEI and Member of the ICLEI Advisory Council

Jeb Brugmann is a Founding Partner of The Next Practice (TNP), helping companies, local governments, NGOs and civic organizations develop detailed new practices to implement their strategies. For 25 years, he has been a leading practitioner in devising locally-responsive solutions for government, business, and international development agencies.

In 1989-90, Brugmann organized ICLEI's founding World Congress at the United Nations, and served as ICLEI's founding Secretary General from 1990-2000.



David Cadman

President of ICLEI, and the Deputy Mayor of Vancouver

David Cadman is the president of ICLEI, and the Deputy Mayor of Vancouver as well as a Vancouver City Councillor since 2002.

He has served for six years as a Councillor with COPE, the Coalition of Progressive Electors, and represented Vancouver in several sustainability-related commitees for the Greater Vancouver Regional Distric and for the Metro Vancouver board of directors.

A social and environmental activist for over 30 years, Mr Cadman has worked at the national and international level of the United Nations Association, and was awarded the UN Peace medal and UN 50th Anniversary Medal.



Martha Delgado Peralta

Environment Secretary, Mexico City, ICLEI Executive Committee

Martha Delgado Peralta has served as the Secretary of the Environment for Mexico City since 2006. She leads the City's Climate Action Plan, aiming to make Mexico City the greenest city in Latin America by cutting gas emissions.

Mrs. Delgado has spent twenty years working in leadership positions promoting sustainable development and civic responsibility. She served as General Coordinator of the Green Consultancy, an unprecendented exercise solliciting citizen's opinions about environmental, transportation, and natural resources usage policies.



Marcelo Ebrard

Mayor of Mexico City, Mexico

Mr. Ebrard, who holds a degree in international relations from the College of Mexico, is the current Mayor of Mexico City. Throughout his political career, Mr. Ebrard occupied several positions in local and federal government organizations. Among others, he was appointed public security secretary in 2002, and worked later on with former Mayor of New York City, Rudolf Giuliani, towards a reduction of crime rates in Mexico City.

In December 2006, Mr. Ebrard was appointed head of the city government of Mexico, with public security, financial crime and child care being high priority items on his agenda. The environment and the fight against climate change is a further urging topic for the city of Mexico. Under the leadership of Mr. Ebrard, the development of public means of transportation as well as the rehabilitation of the city towards more energy-efficient buildings have represented major progresses to adapt to climate change.



Lee, Hong-Koo

Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea; member of the Club of Madrid

Holder of a PhD in Political Science from Yale University, Mr Lee pursued a teaching career in diverse universities from 1963 to 1988.

In 1988, Lee obtained his first position in a national government, and performed the duty of Minister of National Unification with a view to manage the situation between the two divided Korean states. He also represented Korea as an Ambassador in the United Kingdom and in the United States respectively from 1991 to 1993 and 1998 to 2000.

In 1994, Mr. Lee was elected Prime Minister of South Korea. Since the end of his office term in 1995, he became a member of the Korean National Assembly and chaired the New Korea Party. Mr. Lee is currently Chairman of the Board of The Seoul Forum for International Affairs and the East Asian Institute.



Martin Lees

Club of Rome, Zurich, Switzerland

Martin Lees is the current Secretary General of the Club of Rome. After graduating from the European College of Brugge, he joined the OECD where he was responsible for programmes on Cooperation in Science and Technology and on Innovation. He then served at the United Nations in several capacities including Executive Director of the Financing System for Science and Technology for Development and. In 1982, he was appointed Assistant Secretary General.

Other major contributions of Mr. Lees' activities embrace the development of several high level programmes of International Cooperation with China, or the development and implementation of cooperation programmes with the former Soviet Union. Mr Lees also served as Rector of the University for Peace of the United Nations, whose activities were revitalized under his leadership.



William McDonough

Founder of William McDonough + Partners

William Mc Donough has been pioneering the field of sustainable architecture and design for more than 30 years, and his leadership is recognized worldwide. The extensive number of publications and lectures he worked on have been valuable means to successfully spread his concepts at a global scale.

William McDonough is the founder of the design firm William McDonough + Partners. With his 40 collaborators, and his three offices located in Charlotsville (US), San Francisco (US), and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Mr. McDonough has developped an effective strategy to dissethat the principles he defends.



Konrad Otto-Zimmermann

Secretary-General of ICLEI

Konrad Otto-Zimmermann is the Secretary-General of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the largest international network of metropolities, cities, towns and regions dedicated to sustainable development.

After obtaining an Engineering Diploma Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning and a Magister Degree in Public Administration, he has held positions in national and local government as well as an inter-municipal consultancy.

Mr. Otto-Zimmermann is Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Urbanization, and helds several additional board and advisory functions. Moreover, he has been keen on passing on his expertise by authoring, (co-)editoring several books and hundreds of articles as well as giving lectures on topics related to local governmental planning & management.



Richard Register

Founder and President of Ecocity Builders, Oakland, California

Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. In 1992, he founded the Ecocity Builders, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the reshaping of cities following sustainable principles. His countless lectures in conferences and university premises have been valuable activities in sharing his expertise.

He is also a practitioner with three decades of experience activating local projects, pushing establishment buttons and working with environmentalists and developers to get a better city built and running.

Presently, he is exploring transfer of development rights (TDRs) for reshaping cities and proposing an ecocity redesign of downtown Berkeley through an effort called the "the Heart of the City Project".



Maurice Strong

President of the Council of the United Nations's University for Peace

Maurice Strong was Secretary General of both the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, and the 1992 Rio Environmental Summit.

His role in globalizing the environmental movement has been pivotal. He has had a career in both business and public service, primarily in the fields of international development, the environment, energy and finance.

Mr. Strong now spends most of his time in China as an advisor on the environment and business relationships in energy and technology sectors.



Mathis Wackernagel

President of Global Footprint Network

After directing the Sustainibility Program at Redefining Progress in California and the Centre for Sustainability Studies in Mexico, Mathis Wackernagel co-created the Ecological Footprint. His activities and lectures on sustainability issues for organizations have been numerous worldwide.

Moreover, he has authored or contributed to over 50 peer-reviewed papers, articles and reports and various books on sustainability that focus on the question of embracing limits and developing metrics for sustainability.



Song, Young-gil

Mayor of Incheon, Korea

Mr. Song dedicated his early career to the field of law, before being elected for the first time as a National Assemblyman in 1994. He was reelected to this four year-term position in 2000, 2004, and 2008.

Beyond these activities, Mr Song has occupied several positions of chairman in different organizations or companies, and has played an active role in promoting culture, Inter-Korea Cooperation or peace in Asia.

Mr. Song has been elected Mayor of Incheon City in May 2010 and is eager to increase the visibility of the “Western port city” as a major actor of the Korean country.



Han, Zheng

Mayor of Shanghai, China

After working as a senior economist during many years, Mr Han became the mayor of Shanghai in 2003, a position that he continues to held to this day after his reelection in 2008. Under his leadership, the real estate boom of the city has been strongly supported. In 2002, Mr. Han joined the Communist Party of China.

In parallel to his function as a mayor, Mr. Han currently occupies the position of Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Committee

Mr Han holds a Master's in Economics, which has been delivered by the East China Normal University in 1994, and has a long track of political activities in local and national government organizations.