WASHINGTON (July 22, 2016) - Today in Bonn, Germany, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, is convening the inaugural meeting of a high-level international initiative to protect forests: the Global Restoration Council. The Council is made up of members from governments, civil society, and the private sector. This is the Council’s first official meeting.
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WASHINGTON (June 30, 2016)– WRI is pleased to announce that Carole Excell, Project Director of The Access Initiative (TAI) at WRI, has been selected to serve as the sole external member of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Access to Information Panel.