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.
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.
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.