The 1t.org Advisory Council is a multi-stakeholder group comprised of influential voices from the global conservation, restoration and reforestation community. Its mandate is to provide strategic guidance, offer inputs on best practices in the field and help us accelerate impact.
Fernando L. Bertolucci
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Suzano, with 27 years of professional experience working in the Forest Products Industry. My current responsibilities involve corporate leadership of research and technological innovation activities, including tree breeding, plant biotechnology, forest management, silvicultural technology, process & product development (cellulose and biorefinery). I have earned a Bachelors of Science in Agronomic Engineering (1987) and a Master of Science in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Federal University of Lavras - UFLA (1990). Also hold specialization courses in Business Management (Fundação Dom Cabral), Forest Management (UFLA), Product Development (Cambridge – England), Strategic Innovation (IMD - Switzerland) and Global Executive Academy (MIT - USA).
Thomas Crowther is a British scientist specializing in ecosystem ecology and the chief scientific advisor to the UN's Trillion Tree Campaign. He is a tenure-track professor of Global Ecosystem Ecology at ETH Zürich where he formed the Crowther Lab. His work aims to generate a holistic understanding of the global scale ecological systems which regulate the Earth's climate. After his PhD, Crowther received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, to pursue his postgraduate research at Yale University. In 2015, Crowther was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to research the impact of carbon cycle feedbacks on climate change at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO). In 2017, Crowther started a tenure track professorship at ETH Zürich. His ongoing research is supported through a unique partnership with DOB Ecology – a private foundation focused on supporting projects which protect and restore threatened ecosystems across the globe. A holistic global understanding of ecological systems is necessary for us to understand and address climate change and biodiversity loss.
Jad Daley has been the president and chief executive officer of American Forests, the nation’s first and oldest forest conservation organization, since 2018. He leads the organization forward on climate change, social equity and other issues related to forests. He moved into that role after a year of serving as the organization’s vice president of conservation programs. He also is co-chair of the Forest-Climate Working Group, which he helped launch in 2007, and a member of the Forest Proud Board of Directors. Daley has a long record of leadership in the forest community. From 2008 to 2017, he was at The Trust for Public Land, where he led the Climate Conservation Program and eventually served as vice president for program development. He has played a lead role in authoring multiple pieces of federal legislation for forests, including the enabling language for the USDA Forest Service’s Community Forest Program and the Community Wood Energy Program, both enacted as part of the 2008 Farm Bill. He is a widely published writer on conservation topics and has an active presence on Medium.
CEO-founder of Commonland an organization that is active worldwide in making system change practical through the restoration of large degraded areas using a holistic framework. From 2000-2012 he was director of IUCN Netherlands: topics managing large ecosystem grants programs and initiated an international business network of CEOs biodiversity. Between 1995 and 2000 he led the Tropical Rainforest small grants Program at IUCN Netherlands. In 2012, Ferwerda developed the 4 Returns Framework for Landscape Restoration as common language and tool to make restoration happen at scale with all stakeholders. Ferwerda is chair of the Thematic Group Business and Ecosystem Management of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, Executive Fellow Business & Ecosystems at the Rotterdam School of Management-Erasmus University. He is board member of several organisations on nature, biodiversity food and agriculture. He received awards and led the Sustainable 100 of 2016 of Dutch people with the most influence on the environment and sustainability. Ferwerda studied tropical ecology, tropical agriculture and environmental sciences in The Netherlands and Colombia.
Expert on scaling ecosystem restoration
Tristan Lecomte is the Founder of Pur Projet, specialized in developing agroforestry insetting projects including offsetting the socio-environmental footprint of a product or company within its own supply chain and core business via agroforestry and agro-ecological practices. Tristan is the author of various books and the director of several films on sustainability. Tristan is also the Co-Founder of the International Platform for Insetting, a multi-stakeholders platform of companies and NGOs engaged in the promotion of Insetting via a certification standard and a blockchain registry.
Vice-President and Regional Director for Africa at WRI. Formerly served as Co-chair of WRI’s Global Restoration Council and a Senior Adviser to the Global Restoration Initiative. Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation and the former Chair of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. An inspiring leader; has over 20 years of experience advocating for social and environmental change on both local and international platforms. Over the years, has also served important strategic and advocacy roles raising the prominence and visibility of global issues such as climate change, youth leadership, sustainable energy, and landscape restoration, at Women Entrepreneurs in Renewables (wPOWER), the Wangari Maathai Foundation (WMF), and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) the organization founded by her mother in 1977. Member of the Board of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF); Leadership Council Member of the Clean Cooking Alliance. One of a few Six Seconds EQ Practitioners in Kenya; named one of the 100 Most Influential African Women in 2018 and 2020.
Peter A Minang
Principal Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Carlos Afonso Nobre
1974, degree in Electronics Engineering, Aeronautics Institute of Technology-ITA, São José dos Campos, Brazil; 1983, PhD in Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 1988, Visiting Scientist, University of Maryland, USA. 1991-2003, Director, Center for Weather and Climate Forecasting (CPTEC-INPE); 2008-10, Director, Center for Earth System Science (CCST-INPE); 1998-2004, Program Scientist, Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia-LBA; 2006-11, Chair, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP); 2011-14, National Secretary for R&D Policies, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil; 2015-16, president of Agency of Post-Gratuate Education-CAPES. Scientific career dedicated to the Amazon region; developed pioneer research on the climate impacts of deforestation and climate change; proponent of the initiative Amazonia 4.0, an innovative proposal for a standing forest bioeconomy for the Amazon making use of modern technologies. Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences; World Academy of Sciences, and foreign member of National Academy of Sciences of USA. Author and co-author of over 240 scientific articles, books and book chapters.
Kahea Pacheco (Native Hawaiian) is a passionate advocate for Indigenous people’s rights, intersectional environmentalism, and justice for all. She is a Co-Director at Women’s Earth Alliance, a 15-year global initiative that trains, resources and catalyzes grassroots women’s networks to protect our environment and build healthy, safe, and just communities now and into the future.
During her time with WEA, Kahea facilitated legal advocacy partnerships for indigenous women-led environmental campaigns to protect lands, water, and sacred spaces through the North America Advocacy Network. She also co-led a partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network to develop the Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies report and toolkit, which provides a critical perspective from Indigenous women and young people on the health and social impacts of extractive industry within their territories, as well as community-developed tools to address environmental violence.
With a background in critical theory and human rights, Kahea has lived and traveled around the world, including studying the shifting terrain of ethno-political conflict in Northern Ireland, and the ongoing impact of colonization on the construction of culture and identity in the Pacific.
Award winning sustainability consultant and facilitator. Combines enterprise risk management skill set, accounting background and sustainability expertise to create shared value for organizations and their stakeholders. Specializes in building strategies that consider environmental, social and economic prosperity. Passion for nature led to become a director of the Canadian Capitals Coalition Chapter and works with multi-disciplinary experts to devise innovations to manage Canada’s natural assets and aims to propel Canada to a position of global leadership in natural capital management. Passion for building compassionate and resilient communities led to co-founding Local Investing YYC, a local investment cooperative that raises community capital and invests in businesses that have a triple bottom line. Co-Chair, World Economic Forum Global Shaper Climate and Environment Steering Committee. Serves on the Technical Working Group for the Climate Disclosure Standards Board. CPA, CA, BComm. in Energy Management. Member of the Board, Trans Canada Trail, an iconic organization that built the world’s longest recreational trail and The Canadian Nature Museum Foundation. Speaks on topics including re-imagining capitalism, natural capital, sustainability and ESG reporting, climate action, and meaningful youth engagement.