Carbon Trust appoints advisory panelJune 2013
The Carbon Trust has appointed a new international advisory panel. The panel brings together a number of top experts from around the world to provide advice on the global low carbon economy to help guide the company in its future development.
Because of the broad variety of work undertaken by the Trust, the panel includes senior representation from the worlds of government, international institutions, business, finance, science, and NGOs.
The panel will be chaired by the former Deputy Chair of the Carbon Trust board, Ian Stephenson, and additional members will be added over the coming months.
The membership of the panel also reflects the increased levels of international work currently being undertaken by the Carbon Trust, particularly in Latin America and Asia. One of the members, Wang Xiaokang, is Chairman of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP), a state-sponsored corporation with over 330 subsidiaries and affiliates with over 40,000 employees in China and abroad. CECEP has responsibility for energy efficiency, emissions reduction, clean technology and renewable energy in China. Another member, Dr Francisco Barnés is the Director General of the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC), responsible for scientific advice on sustainability development and environmental policy in Mexico.
The panel in full: Salman Amin, coo, S.C. Johnson North America; Dr Francisco Barnés, dg, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change, Mexico; Neil Bentley – deputy dg and coo, CBI; Pelham Hawker, former executive director, Johnson Matthey; Peter Hobson, senior banker, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development; Emma Howard Boyd, director of Sustainable Investment and Governance, Jupiter Asset Management; David Nussbaum, chief executive, WWF-UK; Nina Shapiro, formerly vp Finance and Treasurer, International Finance Corporation and Professor Jim Skea OBE FRSA, Research Councils UK Energy Strategy Fellow and Professor of Sustainable Energy, Imperial College; Ian Stephenson OBE, former deputy chair, Carbon Trust Board and Wang Xiaokang, chairman, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group(CECEP).
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