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Arturo Barrit (Chair)

Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) (Philippines)

Arturo R. Barrit, is chief of the Environmental Protection and Safety Office of the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP). As such he is in charge of the trade union’s environmental and sustainable development programmes. He conceptualised the trade union’s environmental programme before the holding of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. He introduced the trade union’s involvement on reforestation program called ‘The Tree Farm Lease Agreement (TFLA)’. This is one of the tenurial rights of the government and the first of its kind wherein a union was awarded a 25-year lease reforestation programme by the government, which started in 1996.

Arturo has participated in numerous UN sponsored conferences and meetings. He is also the SAICM Focal Person representing NGO – Trade Union in the Philippines, and has submitted a project proposal under the SAICM Quick Start Programme on chemicals for the agricultural workers belonging to the ALU-TUCP. He is also on the Board of Trustees of an NGO for farmers called Mag-uugmad Foundation based in Cebu City, Philippines.

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Assembly of Delegates

Khoo Hock Aun (Chair)

Cosmos Biofuel Group (Malaysia)

Khoo Hock Aun leads the Cosmo Biofuels Group which is actively engaged in establishing jatropha curcas plantations, biodiesel downstream processing and trading activities in the Asia Pacific region.

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Sam P. Huttenbauer

Great Plains Oil & Exploration LLC (USA)

Sam Huttenbauer is the CEO of Great Plains Oil and Exploration, a renewable energy corporation which is the leading developer of camelina-based biofuels and biochemicals.

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Samantha Hampton

Sunchem Biofuel Development (South Africa)

Samantha Hampton is Head of Business Development and Sustainability at Sunchem Biofuel Development South Africa (Sunchem SA).

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Thomas Rötger (Chair)

International Air Transport Association (IATA) (Switzerland)

Thomas Rötger joined IATA in 2008 as Assistant Director Environment Technology.

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Darrin Morgan

Boeing (USA)

Darrin Morgan leads strategy development and execution for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Sustainable Aviation Fuels Program as Director.

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Ian Cruickshank

South African Airways (USA)

Ian Cruickshank heads up South African Airways (SAA) Group Environmental Affairs with the goal of ensuring that the SAA Group is the most environmentally sustainable airline group in the world.

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Arturo Barrit (Chair)

Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) (Philippines)

Arturo R. Barrit, is chief of the Environmental Protection and Safety Office of the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP).

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Olivier Geneviève

Sucre Ethique (France)

Olivier Geneviève is an economist trained at University of Lyon 2 (France) and University of São Paulo (Brazil). He is a professor in international trade at INSEEC (Lyon).

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Abubakar L. Datun

Rural Development Institute of Sultan Kudarat (RDISK) (Philippines)

Abubakar L. Datun, based in Tacurong City, Philippines is current Executive Director of the Rural Development Institute of Sultan Kudarat (RDISK), Inc.

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Alix Grabowski


Alix Grabowski’s work as Program Officer of Packaging and Material Science with WWF covers all aspects of packaging and material sustainability concerns, including bioplastics and biomaterials.

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Ibrahim Hafeez Rehman

TERI (India)

A post-graduate in chemistry and a social scientist by training, Ibrahim Rehman has extensive experience in projects and activities related to rural development in general.

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Andrew Pozniak (Chair)

Green Aviation International Association (UK)

Andrew Pozniak is a director of Green Aviation International Association, a small nonprofit UK-based organisation founded in 2008.

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Helena Chum

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)

Dr. Helena Li Chum is a Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, one of ten in this group.

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Meshack Odera Muga

Kenya Forestry Research Institute - KEFRI (Kenya)

Meshack has been employed by KEFRI since 1990 and is now a Principal Research Officer charged with problem analysis, project development and management, science writing, formulation of policy briefs, information dissemination, monitoring and evaluation, training, partnerships and networking.

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Laxman Neupane

Centre for Empowerment and Development (Nepal)

Laxman Neupane, is the Manager for the Centre for Empowerment and Development (CED) Nepal based in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur, Nepal. He joined CED Nepal in 2013 working for the Governance, Human Development and Sustainability Program, and promotes sustainable smallholder biofuels in Nepal.

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Jayant Sarnaik

Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) (India)

Jayant Sarnaik, based in Pune, Maharashtra, India is founder member and joint director of the Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), a conservation NGO.

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Frederic Eychenne

Manager of the Airbus Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme (France)

Frederic Eychenne has been Airbus Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme Manager since May 2011 within the Environmental Affairs department.

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Kevin Fingerman

Humboldt State University (USA)

Dr. Kevin Fingerman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Environmental Science and Management at Humboldt State University.

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