Deep process expertise is a core foundation of successful negotiation management. To this end, the Centre’s advisory board is an important pillar of our work. The board is composed of expert practitioners that have all facilitated key global negotiations for many years in trade and environment, amongst others. This circle is complemented by leading academics in the field of international cooperation, specifically on global negotiations. The group supports the Centre’s advisory projects and provides input to its research leveraging its outstanding expertise in the field.

Professor John Odell
Professor Emeritus of International Relations
University of Southern California

Karsten Sach
Director General
Federal Ministry for the Environment,
Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety,

Professor Robert Falkner
Research Director
Grantham Research Institute on Climate
Change and the Environment,
London School of Economics

Nazhat Khan
UNFCCC COP23 Chief Negotiator
Ambassador and Permanent Representative
of Fiji to the United Nations

Professor Pamela Chasek
Chair, Political Science Department,
Manhattan College;
Executive Editor, Earth Negotiations
Bulletin, IISD

Wayne McCook
Senior Advisor to the Director-General
World Trade Organization

Richard Kinley
Former Deputy Executive Secretary
UNFCCC Secretariat (2006-2017)

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal
UNFCCC COP20 President and former
Environment Minister, Peru;
Global Lead, Climate and Energy
WWF International

Tosi Mpanu Mpanu
Board Member of the Green Climate Fund
Lead Climate Specialist
Environment Ministry,
Democratic Republic of Congo