TEAM

Alana

Alana Lea

Founder iGiveTrees

Alana is the Founder of iGiveTrees, Partner of the Drawdown Coalition, Member of the 4per1000 Consortium, Laureate of “100 Projects for the Climate” and a TEDx speaker. Her botanical art has been published in books, exhibited at the Bruce Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Paula Costa

Paula Ponteli Costa

Forest Engineer & Co-founder PRETATERRA – Brazil

Paula is a consultant in agroforestry systems, native and exotic species silviculture with more than 10 years of experience in regenerative production systems. She worked in the coordination of the field team and in the development of research and innovation in the agroforestry production systems of Organic Farm ‘Fazenda da Toca’ (Brazil).

Fernando

Luis Fernando de Roca

Agronomist & Nurseryman – Brazil

Luis Fernando is an agronomist and proprietor of the São Gonçalo Nursery, based in Guaratingueta, São Paulo, Brazil. He has decades of experience collecting native species seeds of the rainforest, while also supporting regional seed collectors. He’s the former President of Nativas Viveiros do Vale Association.

Paulina Sanchez

Paulina Sanchez

Climate Justice Ambassador for Plant for the Planet – Mexico

Paulina Sanchez is the Climate Justice Ambassador for Plant for the Planet‘s reforestation project on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Chiagozie Udeh

Chiagozie Udeh

Program Coordinator for Plant for the Planet – Nigeria

Chiagozie Udeh is a 25-year-old Nigerian climate activist. Since 2015, he has been a Program Coordinator for Plant-for-the-Planet in Nigeria where it hosts academies to train young Climate Justice ambassadors between 9-15 years as well as organize tree-planting activities in cities within the country.

Valter Ziantoni

Valter Ziantoni

Forest Engineer & Co-founder PRETATERRA – Brazil

Valter has more than 15 years of agroforestry experience, including project management and coordination, forest inventories (5 years) and native monitoring, timber and NTFP classification in Amazonia. He coordinated research projects in the R&D section of Organic Farm ‘Fazenda da Toca’ (Brazil).

ADVISORS

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Martin Frick

Deputy Special Envoy for the FOOD SYSTEM SUMMIT 2021

Martin Frick is currently serving as Deputy Special Envoy for the Food System Summit 2021. He served before as the Senior Director of UN Climate Change where he was overseeing the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the secretariat’s Climate Action work. He previously served as Director for Climate Change at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken

Founder PROJECT DRAWDOWN

Paul Hawken is Founder of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming.

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Stéphane Le Foll

Founder  “4 per 1000” INITIATIVE

Stéphane Le Foll was the French Minister of Agriculture from 2012-2017. At COP21 in Paris, he launched the international 4p1000 initiative, and the first gathering of members took place at COP22 in Marrakesh.

Caroline MacDougall

Caroline MacDougall

Founder & CEO Teeccino

Caroline MacDougall has over 40 year of experience sourcing herbs internationally. Among many herbs she has introduced to N. America, she pioneered the harvest of ramón seeds, a wild harvested crop that provides income for rural communities and protects the upper canopy of the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Teeccino is a model of respect and sustainability for her partners in Guatemala and in the United States.

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist

Founder & CEO The Soul of Money Institute, Co-Founder of The Pachamama Alliance

Lynne Twist is a co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance, and founder of The Soul of Money Institute. She has dedicated herself to alleviating poverty and hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.