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Simone Lovera

simonelovera150x150Global Forest Coalition/ Sobrevivencia
Paraguay / Managing Coordinator

Co-founder and managing coordinator of the Global Forest Coalition, an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations involved in international forest policy that promotes forest conservation policies that respects the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, and addresses the direct and underlying causes of forest loss, produces independent monitoring reports on the implementation of international agreements like the Convention on Biodiversity and coordinates joint campaigns on carbon trade and other market-based conservation mechanisms and the impacts of agrofuels; volunteers as a forest campaigner for Sobrevivencia/Friends of the Earth-Paraguay; graduate in Dutch environmental law and international environmental law; started career as coordinator of the legal program of the Netherlands Committee for IUCN; from 1998 until 2001, worked at Sobrevivencia in Paraguay, amongst others as co-coordinator of the Friends of the Earth International Forest Program; from 2001 to 2005 worked at the secretariat of Friends of the Earth International in Amsterdam, as coordinator of their Biodiversity Project and international campaigns coordinator; since January 2006, lives and works in Paraguay again.

Area of Expertise/Specialty:
Carbon offsets, international forest policy, biodiversity conservation, Indigenous rights, international environmental law, women and biodiversity, payments for environmental services, market-based conservation mechanisms, agrofuels

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