The Global Commission on BiodiverCities by 2030 is composed by 30+ world-renowned experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society, and advises on the development of a global concept and framework to integrate cities with nature.

Ivan Duque

President of the Republic of Colombia, Ambassador of the BiodiverCities by 2030 Initiative

Klaus Schwab

Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Ambassador of the BiodiverCities by 2030 Initiative

Co-Chairs

Dr Lena Chan

Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division, National Parks Board, Singapore

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Dr. Mauricio Rodas Espinel

Senior Fellow of the Arsht- Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Counci and Mayor of Quito (2014-2019)

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Aziza Akhmouch

Head, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris

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Abul Kalam Azad

Special Envoy of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Presidency of Bangladesh

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Aloke Barnwal

Coordinator, Sustainable Cities Program; Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global Environment Facility, USA

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Kathy Baughman McLeod

Senior Vice-President; Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Atlantic Council, USA

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George Patrick Richard Benson

Manager of Economic Transformation at the Vancouver Economic Commission

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Harriet Bulkeley

H2020 Smart Cities and Communities Lead, Durham University, United Kingdom

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John E. Fernandez

Professor and Director, Environmental Solutions Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

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Masatoshi Funabashi

President and Representative Director, SynecO

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Juan Nicolas Galarza

Vice-Minister of Environment and Territorial Planning of Colombia

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Vicente Guallart

Founder and CEO, Guallart Architects

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Jonny Hughes

WCMC Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), United Kingdom

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Jyrki Katainen

President, SITRA (Finnish Innovation Fund), Finland

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Emani B.V. Kumar

Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI, India

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Bernice Lee

Hoffmann Distinguished Fellow for Sustainability; Director, Research, Futures, Chatham House, United Kingdom

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Jennifer Lenhart

Global Lead, WWF Cities, WWF Sweden, Sweden

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Adriana Lobo

Chief Executive Officer, Mexico, World Resources Institute, USA

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Maria Cecilia Londono

Senior Researcher, Alexander Von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources, Colombia

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Katarina Luhr

Vice Mayor, City of Stockholm, Sweden

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Mohammad Omar Masud

Chief Executive Officer, The Urban Unit, Government of Pakistan, Pakistan

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Robert McDonald

Lead Scientist, Global Cities Program, Nature Conservancy, USA

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William McDonough

Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA

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Timon McPhearson

Director and Professor, Urban Systems Lab, The New School

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Mphethi Morojele

Founder and Owner, MMA Design Studio

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Elizabeth Mrema

Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

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Michael Pawlyn

Founder and CEO, Exploration Architecture

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Ben Smith

Director, Energy, Cities and Climate Change, Arup Group

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Lauren Sorkin

Executive Director, Resilient Cities Network (RCN)

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Amanda Sturgeon

Head, Regenerative Design, Mott MacDonald

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Shi Wang

President, Vanke Foundation, People's Republic of China

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Simon Young

Senior Director, Willis Towers Watson

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