Events to consider

Please join us for:
Avoided Deforestation Partners Rio+20 High Level Forestry Event,
June 21st from 2-5 pm at the Windsor Barra Hotel
(reception to follow)

Advancing Public-Private Partnerships for Deforestation-Free/Sustainable Agriculture
With Co-Hosts Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, and Sir Richard Branson

Distinguished Speakers in order of appearance in program:
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales – (special video address)
His Excellency Ban Ki-moon – Secretary-General of the United Nations*
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE – Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
Ted Turner
– Chairman, United Nations Foundation Board of Directors and Founder, CNN
Hon. Eduardo Paes – Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hon. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and President of Liberia
Hon. Mary Robinson – former President of Ireland and President of The Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice
Hon. Lisa Jackson – Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency*
Julia Marton-LeFèvre – Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Amb. Donald Steinberg – Deputy Administrator, United States Aid for International Development*
Paul Polman – CEO, Unilever and Co-Chair, Consumer Goods Forum
Muhtar Kent Chairman and CEO, Coca Cola (video address with other CEO members of the Consumer Goods Forum)
Lord Nicholas Stern – Professor, London School of Economics & and Chairman, Grantham Research Institute, UK
Jason Clay – Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund-US
Hon. Kuntoro Mangkusobroto – Head of President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight, Indonesia
Hon. Bård Vegar Solhjell – Minister of the Environment, Norway
Hon. Zhang Songdan – Deputy Director General, Dept. of Resource Management, State Forestry Administration, China
Olav Kjørven – Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Development Programme
Jonathan Pershing – Deputy Special Envoy For Climate Change, State Department, United States
Dr. Ashok Khosla – President, International Union for Conservation of Nature
John Liu – Filmmaker/Environmentalist – Film short on Forest Landscape Restoration narrated by Dr. Jane Goodall
Dr. Tim Rollinson Director General, Forestry Commission, United Kingdom
Andrea Debbane – Vice President of Public Affairs, Airbus, S.A.
Edward Norton – Actor, activist, and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity*
Sir Richard Branson – Founder, Virgin Group
*Anticipated but not confirmed

Thursday, June 21, 2012 From 2:00-5:00 pm (Reception to follow)
The Windsor Barra Hotel
Avenida Lucio Costa, 2630 – Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro

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Dear friends and colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to a special event organized by Avoided Deforestation Partners with co-hosts Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, and Sir Richard Branson, to be held on June 21st during the Rio+20 Earth Summit. This year, we are honored to have an opening video address by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Our keynote will be delivered by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The event, “Advancing Public-Private Partnerships for Deforestation-Free/Sustainable Agriculture,” will include focused discussions on and country and corporate pledges to deforestation-free, sustainable agriculture. (see attached for event description).

Should you wish to attend we respectfully request that you please let us know as soon as possible. Seating is limited (350 available) and we expect to be fully booked.

To RSVP, please reply to this email (

Thank you all for your work and support to save our forests and our planet. We look forward to seeing everyone in Rio!

Very best regards,
Jeff H