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EYE ON EARTH

SUMMIT & EXHIBITION


PROGRAMME
GUIDE
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi
1215 December 2011
Under the patronage of
THE PRESIDENT HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN
WELCOME

ear Eye on Earth Community,
It is a great honour and a true pleasure to welcome
all of you to the UAE for Eye on Earth, Abu Dhabi
2011 which marks a momentous occasion for all those
involved in the environmental and societal data and
information movement.
Our goals during Eye on Earth are many and varied
but our overriding purpose is to bring together all of
you who have worked so hard and long to bring down
the barriers that prevent all of us having access to the
knowledge we need to safeguard our planets future.
For the UAE, the journey to this critical point began
the moment that the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental
Data Initiative (AGEDI) was launched under the
guidance and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa
Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler
of Abu Dhabi at the United Nations World Summit for
Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002.
H.E. RAZAN
KHALIFA
AL MUBARAK
Secretary General Environment
Agency-Abu Dhabi,
Co-Chair, Eye on Earth
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Over the last decade, AGEDI has worked together with its partners like the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) and Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), to help the
UAE and the wider region to harness its environmental and societal data and information for
sound decision making, management and planning. During this journey momentum has built
around the critical need for access to such data resulting in the global stage that the issue finds
itself on today. We are pleased therefore to convene the Summit as a member of the global
environmental and societal data and information community.
Thank you to The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa for his patronage and support and to
all our partners, contributors and speakers for making the Summit a reality, and to you for your
participation and energy in meeting the challenge of providing greater access to environmental
and societal data and information for all of those who need it.
H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak
Secretary General, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi,
Co-Chair, Eye on Earth
CONTENTS
WHAT IS EYE ON EARTH? 8
ABOUT:
/bu Dhabi Global Environmntal Data
Initiative 13
Environmnt /gncy-/bu Dhabi 5
Unito Nations
Environment Programme 17
SUMMIT GOVERNANCE 18
CONTRIBUTORS:
Excutiv /ovisory Poaro 2C
Framwork Committ 22
Vorking Groups 24
SUMMIT INITIATIVES 34
SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS: 54
Rio +2C Dclaration
Opn Sssions
Tlviso Dbat
Summit lnitiativ Panl Sssions
RIO +20 MINISTERIAL SESSIONS: 57
Tims & Dtails
OPEN SESSIONS: 58
Vorking Group
Vorking Group 2
Vorking Group 3
Vorking Group 4
SPEAKERS 67
PARTNERS 103
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS 126
AGEDI SHOWCASE SCHEDULE 130
EXHIBITION AREAS 132
GENERAL INFORMATION 4C
MAP OF ADNEC 42
TRANSPORTATION 45
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EYE ON EARTH
SUMMIT
PROGRAMME
EYE ON EARTH
EXHIBITION
PROGRAMME
INFORMATION
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WHAT IS
EYE ON EARTH?
ye on Earth is a movement that began the moment that Abu Dhabi Global
Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) was launched under the guidance and
patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the United Nations
World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. During the last ten
years, AGEDIs mission has been to address the issue of greater access to environmental
and societal data and information for all of those who need it, especially with regards to
emerging economies efforts to achieve sustainable development.
The Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit marks the next stage of AGEDI and convenes the
worlds thought and action leaders in this field with a broad range of representatives from
government, the United Nations, private sector, educational and research institutions and
civil society. Eye on Earth is designed to converge community thinking around the most
pressing challenges facing the world today, opportunities presented by rapid technological
advancements and an ever more connected world. The Summit also sets the stage for
collaborative action moving forward to harness these technologies and networks to better
protect, secure and sustain the planets resources and peoples.
Hlo Dcmbr 2-5, 2C Unor th Patronag o His Highnss Shikh Khalia Pin Zayo /l Nahyan,
President of the UAE, the Summit is hosted by Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD),
facilitated by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) in partnership with the
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The environmental data and information community is making substantial progress with
standards through the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), with common platform development
and application through the Group On Earth Observations (GEO) System of Systems (GEOSS),
community building through the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI), and
national and regional spatial data infrastructure initiatives and various shapes and sizes of
collaborative information federations that have formed around geographic places or topics.
The private sector has likewise made significant advances towards the development of virtual
globes such as ESRIs ArcGIS Online, Google Earth, and Microsofts Bing Maps. In addition,
the explosion of location-aware smart phones and associated applications are ramping up
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the number and quality of volunteered geographic
information. Other volunteer efforts like Open Street
Map are adding to the extensive and increasing wealth
of geospatial and other information available online. The
Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit does not aim to
duplicate these efforts. Rather, it will do the one thing
that individual data efforts cannot do: bring together,
from around the globe, representatives of every group
that has an impact on the way the world generates,
standardises, stores, shares and analyses data.
To ensure a Summit that focuses on key issues, the Eye
on Earth agenda has been developed under a Summit
Governance structure of an Executive Advisory Board,
Framework Committee and five Working Groups,
representing all aspects of the global environmental
and social information networking movements. To
achieve the highest level of political endorsement
and commitment to the Summit outcomes, an Eye
on Earth Declaration is under development and will
be submitted for consideration to the United Nations
Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) to
b hlo in 2CC (Rio +2C). lt is anticipato that this will
be submitted on behalf of the Eye on Earth community
under the category of Science and TechnologyScience
by AGEDI and is proposed to be signed by Environment
Ministers, Organisations and Individuals attending
Eye on Earth.
The Summit will be conducted over three and a half
days. The first day is themed Mind the Gap and includes
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a plenary opening session and a series of five tracks to
review and explore the themes and findings of the
Working Groups. The second day, From a Moment to
a Movement, provides a platform for VIPs and various
luminaries and government and industry leaders to share
their perspective and vision. The third day includes a
series of parallel tracks organised around special critical
themes such as Water Security, Disaster Management
and Blue Carbon and is themed Effecting Change.
The final day of Eye on Earth, Enabling the Vision, is
dedicated to highlighting several special initiatives that
will carry the common objectives and aspirations of the
Summit forward in specific and practical collaborative
activities and programs.
An Exhibition area will be open to the Summit attendees
and general public. This includes an Eye on Earth
Theatre featuring top media relevant to the Summits
key topics, a Technology Showcase, and Innovations
Forums featuring the most interesting existing and
emerging technologies and creative applications to
situations around the world. A special centre stage will
provide a unique format for feature presentations.
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ABOUT
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bu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) was launched by the
United Arab Emirates Government, under the guidance and patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the United Nations World
Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002, to address the impact of
missing or weak environmental data on emerging economies efforts to achieve sustainable
development.
Today, AGEDI works with Partners, Members and stakeholders throughout the world to
achieve a more sustainable future through best-impact access to environmental and societal
data, to meet the challenges that have grown beyond those faced in 2002. Water scarcity,
food security and climate change are issues of policy that require action and solutions that
extend beyond political boundaries. The need for collaboration, information and understanding
is greater than ever.
AGEDI provides user-friendly access to high-quality environmental information, through a
variety of information products. While Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) champions
AGEDI locally, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) champions it regionally
and globally. AGEDI works closely with international networks to facilitate and enhance
information exchange.

AGEDIs flagship local product is the Abu Dhabi State of the Environment report, accessible
at www.soe.ae. AGEDI collaborates on a number of projects with strategic partners including
Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), UNEP and EAD, working
together to achieve the shared aim of ensuring effective access to the worlds expanding pool
of environmental and societal data by all of those who need it.
AGEDI is the facilitator of the Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit and has been working
towards this initiative since its launch a decade ago. Many of AGEDIs partners and stakeholders
both at the UAE and international level have come together to make the Summit a reality and
it marks its third phase of evolution, bringing its experience, knowledge and networks to the
global community.
ABU DHABI GLOBAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA INITIATIVE
AGEDI
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Informing a sustainable world
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ABOUT
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he Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) was established in 1996 to preserve
Abu Dhabis natural heritage, protect our future, and raise awareness about envi
ronmental issues. EAD is Abu Dhabis environmental regulator and advises the
government on environmental policy. It works to create sustainable communities, and
protect and conserve wildlife and natural resources. EAD also works to ensure integrated
and sustainable water resources management, to ensure clean air and minimise climate
change and its impacts.
Thanks to EADs education efforts, awareness of key environmental issues in Abu Dhabi today
is at 58.5%, up rom 49% in 2CC8. ln 2CC, 76% o popl agro that w all shar rsponsibility
or hlping protct th nvironmnt comparo to only 37% in 2CC9. Mor ano mor businsss
are aware of the need to work in a more environmentally-friendly way too. For example, in
2CC9 only 59% o businsss mao sur thy turno o computrs at night. ln 2CC that igur
hao incraso to 9C.%. ln 2CC, E/D issuo ovr C79 nvironmntal prmits or inoustrial
facilities and over 209 No Objection Certificates for development and infrastructure projects.
EADs permits contain limits on the quantities of pollutants a facility can discharge to air, land
or watr. ln 2CC, E/D conoucto 448 inspctions o ths acilitis to nsur that conoitions
were being met.
EAD is the host of the Eye on Earth, Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit.
ENVIRONMENT
AGENCY -
ABU DHABI
EAD
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ABOUT
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NEP is the designated authority of the United
Nations system in environmental issues at
the global and regional level. UNEPs mission
is to provide leadership and encourage partnership
in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing,
and enabling nations and peoples to improve their
quality of life without compromising that of future
generations. UNEP is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
Led by Executive Director, Mr. Achim Steiner and
Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Amina Mohammed,
UNEP is mandated to serve as a lead authority in
articulating, facilitating and supporting a response
to environmental challenges and opportunities.
UNEP acts as an advocate, educator, catalyst and
facilitator, promoting the intelligent use of the
planets natural assets for sustainable development.
It works with many partners, including other United
Nations entities, international organisations, national
governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs),
business, industry, the media and civil society.
UNEP is a key partner in making the Eye on Earth,
Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit a reality and has been working
with AGEDI since it was launched in 2002. Through
the strong ties between UNEP, AGEDI and EAD, the
Eye on Earth movement has gone from concept to
actuality. UNEP is represented throughout the Summit
Governance process from the Executive Advisory Board
to the Framework Committee and the Working Groups.
THE UNITED
NATIONS
ENVIRONMENT
PROGRAMME
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he Summit has been developed under a
structure of governance that provides for
clarity of purpose, consistency and relevance
of content and commitment to outcomes.
A key consideration in the formation of the Summit
Governing bodies has been establishing balanced
representation including consideration of geographic
distribution, the inclusion of diverse audience segments
and close cooperation and integration with the United
Nations Environment Programme, the UN and UN
Major Groups, which themselves include a broad range
of international stakeholders.
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GOVERNANCE
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WORKING
GROUP 4
BUILDING
EDUC/TlON &
AWARENESS
WORKING
GROUP 5
APPLICATIONS
SHOWCASE
WORKING
GROUP 2
CONTENT &
USER NEEDS
WORKING
GROUP 1
POLICY,
GOVERN/NCE &
INSTITUTIONAL
NETWORKING
EXECUTIVE
ADVISORY
BOARD
FRAMEWORK
COMMITTEE
WORKING
GROUP 3
TECHNICAL
INFRASTRUCTURE
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EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD (EAB)
Responsible for the ratification of the recommended
content of the Summit and Exhibition, including the
Summits direction, areas of focus and speakers as well
as the review and input to the draft thematic White
Papers.
FRAMEWORK COMMITTEE (FC)
Defines the Summits overarching conceptual
framework including the program design for the
plenary and session talks as well as input to the
Exhibition and the definition of the Special initiatives
and their outcomes.
WORKING GROUPS (WG)
Convened to identify and frame the most challenging
environmental data and information issues. Each
working group comprises through leaders in their
respective fields and represents a variety of sector as
well as geographical interests. The Working Groups are:
WORKING GROUP 1
Policy, Governance and Institutional Networking
WORKING GROUP 2
Content and User Needs
WORKING GROUP 3
Technical Infrastructure
WORKING GROUP 4
Capacity Building, Education and Awareness Raising
WORKING GROUP 5
Applications Showcase
Content Submission Form Programme Guide: EoE
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H.E. Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi
Managing Director and Board Member, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Chair
H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak
Secretary General, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, Co-Chair
Mr. Achim Steiner
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director and
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Co-Chair
Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier
President, Conservation International
Mr. Jack Dangermond
CEO & Prsiont, Environmnt Systms Rsarch lnstitut (Esri)
Mr. Jacob Werksman
Programme Director Institutions and Governance Programme,
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Prof. Jacqueline McGlade
Executive Director, European Environment Agency (EEA)
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University
CONTRIBUTORS
EXECUTIVE
ADVISORY
BOARD
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Mr. John Matuszak
Division Chief, Sustainable Development and Multilateral Affairs at the
U.S. Department of State
Prof. Jos Achache
Director Secretariat, The Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Dr. Julia Marton-Lefvre
Director General, International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mr. Warren Evans
Director of Environment, World Bank
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CONTRIBUTORS
FRAMEWORK
COMMITTEE
Co-Chair 1
Ms. Cathrine Armour AGEDI, Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative *
Co-Chair 2
Dr. Mariam Hasan Al Shenasi UAE Ministry of Environment and Water (pending) *
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Gerard Cunningham United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
UNEP Secretariat
Dr. Adel Abudulkader United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) *
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Peter Gilruth United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) *
Member
Mr. Jeff Huntington / Mr. David Stanners European Environment Agency (EEA)
Member
Mr. Michael Williams Group on Earth Observations (GEO) *
Member
Mr. Aart van Wingerden Env. Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Member
Mr. Felix Dodds Stakeholder Forum
Member
Mr. Basanta Shrestha Intl Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Member
Mr. Steven Ramage Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) *
* Open Session Speaker
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Member
Mr. Abbas Rajabifard Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI)
Member / Consultant
Mr. Mark Sorensen Geographic Planning Collaborative, Inc. (GPC) *
Member
Mr. Ed Parsons Google, Inc. *
Member
Mr. Michael Goodchild UC Santa Barbara
Member
Mr. Nick King / Mr. Tim Hirsch Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Member
Mr. Jeremy Wates European Environmental Bureau *
Member
Ms. Phyllis Johnson SARDC-IMERCSA
Member
Mr. Ghulam Malikyar Afghanistan NEPA
Member
Mr. William Sonntag US EPA *
Consultant
Mr. Aditya Agrawal Geographic Planning Collaborative, Inc.
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Co-Chair 1
Mr. Ivar A. Baste Consultant / Senior Advisor to United Nations
Environment Program (UNEP) Executive Director
Co-Chair 2
Mr. Lalanath de Silva World Resources Institute (WRI) *
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Frank Turyatunga United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) *
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Gerry Cunningham United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
Member
Ms. Barbara Clark European Environment Agency (EEA) *
Member
Mr. Ahmed Abdelrehim Centre for Environment and Development for the
Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)
Member
Mr. Yonglong Lu Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE);
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Member
Mr. Daniel Magraw Centre for International Environmental Law
Member
Mr. Magdolna Toth Nagy The Regional Environment Centre for Central
and Eastern Europe (REC) *
Member
Mr. Alex de Sherbinin CIESIN, The Earth Institute at Columbia University *
Policy, Governance and
Institutional Networking
Working Group
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Member
Mr. Somrudee Nicro Thailand Environment Institute *
Member
Mr. Fernando Ramos Brazil National Institute for Space Research *
Member
Ms. Irene Lungu Environment Council of Zambia
Member
Ms. Csaba Kiss Environmental Management and Law Association *
Member
Mr. Keith Nichols Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Member
Mr. Bruce McCormack European Umbrella Organization for
Geographic Information (EUROGI)
Member
Mr. Michael Williams Group on Earth Observations (GEO) *
Member
Mr. Fernando Echavarria Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science,
U.S. Department of State *
Member
Ms. Paula Martins Article 19 *
Consultant
Mr. Costis Toregas George Washington University
* Open Session Speaker
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Co-Chair 1
Mr. Marc Levy CIESIN, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Co-Chair 2
Mr. Ndey Sireng Bakurin
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Sami Dimassi United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
UNEP Secretariat
Ms. Joana Akrofi United Nations Environment Program (UNEP/RoWA)
Member
Mr. Peter Viet World Resources Institute (WRI) *
Member
Mr. David Stanners / Mr.Chris Steenmans European Environment Agency (EEA)
Member
Mr. Jonathan Smith UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC) *
Member
Ms. Sascha Gabizon / Ms. Hala Yousry Women in Europe for a Common Future
Member
Mr. Marwan Mohammed Dimashiki Environmental Monitoring Information
System of Kuwait (eMISK) *
Content and
User Needs
Working Group
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Member
Mr. Paul Bartel US Department of State
Member
Mr. Nikanth Ghosh Ministry of Environment and Forestry, India
Member
Ms. Sandra de Carlo Ministry of Planning, Brazil
Member
Ms. Asma Ali Abahussain, Arabian Gulf University *
Member
Mr. Gary Foley US EPA
Member
Mr. Geoff Wade ESRI
Member
Mr. Peter Kawenhoven University of Waikato, NZ *
Member
Mr. Simon Stuart IUCN
Consultant
Mr. David Loubser Earth Cubed Limited
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* Open Session Speaker
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Co-Chair 1
Mr. Harlan Onsrud Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) *
Co-Chair 2
Mr. Hossam Allam Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region
and Europe (CEDARE) *
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Mick Wilson United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) *
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Chris Ambala United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
Member
Mr. Eric van Praag Program GeoSUR *
Member
Mr. Suha Ulgen UN Geographic Information Working Group *
Member
Mr. Ed Parsons Google, Inc.
Member
Mr. Stefan Jensen European Environment Agency (EEA) *
Member
Ms. Kate Krukiel Microsoft *
Member
Ms. Emil Cherrington CATHALAC
Member
Mr. Rob Atkinson CSIRO *
Member
Ms. Nadine Alameh Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Working Group
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Technical
Infrastructure
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Member
Mr. Sunil Abraham Centre for Internet and Society
Member
Mr. Paul Smits Joint Research Centre *
Member
Fahad Al-Awadi Regional Organization for the Protection of
Marine Environment (ROPME)
Member
Mr. Wim Hugo South African Environmental Observation Network *
Member
Ms. Maria Cristina Bueti International Telecommunication Union (ITU) *
Member
Ms. Gail Hodge Information International Associates (IIA) *
Member
Mr. Pornsook Chongprasith Air Quality and Noise Management Bureau
Member
Mr. Rick Ziegler US EPA
Member
Mr. Jay Pearlman / Mr. Steve Browdy IEEE, GEOSS
Member
Mr. Luc Boerhoom ITC *
Member
Mr. Dozie Ezigbalike UNECA
Consultant
Mr. Bruce Bargmeyer Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory *
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* Open Session Speaker
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Working Group
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Capacity
Building
Co-Chair 1
Mr. William Sonntag US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) *

Co-Chair 2
Mr. Sives Govender Environment Information Systems (EIS) Africa *

UNEP Secretariat
Ms. Monika MacDevette United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) *
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Mahesh Pradhan United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) *
Member
Ms. Karolina Slowinska European Environment Agency (EEA) *
Member
Mr. Daniel Edelson National Geographic Society *
Member
Ms. Claire Brown UNEP - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
Member
Mr. Jonathan Allotey Ghana EPA
Member
Ms. Lucy Waruingi African Conservation Centre (ACC) *
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Ms. Carol Excell World Resources Institute (WRI) *
Member
Mr. Rob Barnes UNEP GRID-Arendal
Member
Mr. Victor Lagutov Central European University
Member
Ms. Olimpia Castillo Blanco Communication and Education - Mexico *
Member
Mr. Marcos Regis Silva Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) *
Member
Mr. Mazen Bader Ahmad Al-Malkawi World Health Organisation (WHO)
Member
Mr. Andrew Skidmore Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
of the University of Twente (ITC) *
Member
Mr. Jacques Andre Ndione Centre du Suivi Ecologique
Consultant
Ms. Marsha Goldberg Association of American Geographers
* Open Session Speaker
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Working Group
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Applications
Showcase
Co-Chair 1
Mr. Bert Jansen European Environment Agency (EEA)
Co-Chair 2
Ms. Kate Chapman Humanitarian Open Streetmap
UNEP Secretariat
Mr. Ashbindu Singh United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
Member
Mr. Lawrence Hislop UNEP GRID-Arendal
Member
Ms. Kate Krukiel Microsoft *
Member
Mr. John Calkins Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
Member
Mr. Morton Saulo Kenya National Environment Management Authority
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Member
Ms. Lauretta Burke World Resources Institute (WRI)
Member
Mr. Ahmed Talaat Kuwait Environment Public Authority (EPA) *
Member
Ms. Elizabeth Barry Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science *
Member
Mr. Craig Mills UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) *
Member
Mr. Johnathan Eyler-Werve Global Integrity
Consultant
Mr. Aditya Agrawal Geographic Planning Collaborative, Inc. (GPC) *
Consultant
Mr. Ben Yetman PenBay Media, LLC.
* Open Session Speaker
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SUMMIT
INITIATIVES
critical objective of the Eye on Earth Summit is
to ensure that there are compelling, specific,
achievable outcomes that translate the
principles of the Summit to on the ground
commitmnts ano actions. / targt o 4-6 Spcial
Initiatives has been set, each of which is to be defined
through the Summit preparation process, and
announced during the Closing Plenary. The chosen
initiatives are to be those which fundamentally
improve the landscape of environmental and societal
information networking for the benefit of mankind,
and from which compelling, tangible results can be
achieved in the medium term.
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Global Network
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he EoE community wants to explore how
various networks, ranging in scale from
local to global, could be better aligned to
increase their collective impact by making sure that
these systems can find and talk to one another. There
are already promising examples, such as UNEP-Live
and the Eye On Earth application www.eyeonearth.eu
being developed by the EEA, Microsoft and ESRI.
The group preparing this Special Initiative, the
Technical Infrastructure Working Group, wants to
boost collaboration between a number of initiatives
designed to enhance the role of geospatial and other
data in global decision-making (GEO/GEOSS, INSPIRE,
EIONET, AGEDI, UNSDI, GGIM, GSDI, GBIF, GeoSur,
Global Pulse and several others).
The group has one overriding aim: to ensure that
any initiatives complement existing work, and do
not duplicate it. The common global framework they
explored in their White Paper has a number of key
elements: institutional cooperation, common content,
shared infrastructure and tools.
Many aspects remain to be explored, including policy,
regulatory, financial, governance, capacity building and
others. Some of these subjects, such as finance and
education, are addressed in other Special Initiatives.
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International
Development
he need for robust data infrastructure is often
ignored in the design of development
programmes. Development finance and foreign
aid experts are not used to designing their projects to
ensure that the data they collect, for example through
environmental impact assessments, is easily made
available to others. Yet such data is key to design
resilient infrastructure and development programmes.
This initiative focuses on two aspects of the problem:
exploring how to mobilize massive capital over the next
decade to address major challenges (climate change,
social, economic and ecosystems resilience, poverty,
energy, water and food security); and highlight that data
infrastructure is a critical tool for development.
This special initiative is thus aiming for two outcomes: to
ensure the critical role of data infrastructure is understood;
and to strengthen the connection between donor/IFI/
aid agencies and between them and their recipients to
allow more effective project definition, monitoring and
performance management.
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wareness and education precede any
responsible decision, and strongly influence
individual decisions as well as national
policies. There are many environmental education
and awareness programmes around the world, but
they have no common knowledge management
infrastructure. Materials, curricula, best practice
examples, data networks, available educators, and
other resources are not coordinated. This special
initiative would seek to build a network of entities and
resources ready to work together.
This special initiative thus seeks to create a global
network to support coordination, collaboration and
resource sharing across global environmental
education practicioners. For example, it wants to
support existing capacity-building programs like My
Community Our Earth (MyCOE). Since education,
awareness and capacity building are a core component
of all other Special Initiatives, this initiative will support
the education needs of all other EoE Special Initiatives.
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here is considerable support in the Eye on Earth
community for the development of adequate
institutional and legislative enabling conditions
for furthering the implementation of Principle 10 of
the Rio Declaration (draft Eye on Earth Declaration).
Principle 10 recognizes that environmental issues
are best handled with access to information, citizen
engagement and access to remedies and relief.
This Special Initiative will perfectly complement the
other Eye on Earth Special Initiatives (especially, the
Eye on Network of Networks Special Initiative) by
addressing a key aspect of access to information
that is relevant for all suggested initiatives and by
creating an enabling environment that ensures
the maximum usage of the available data and
information. Furthering Principle 10 implementation
is therefore fundamental to the success of the
Eye on Earth Summit.
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Eye on
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Sustainability
and
Resiliency
ver half of the worlds 7 billion-strong
population is now urban. Migration from
rural areas to cities is growing. The question
of making communities both sustainable and resilient
is, not surprisingly, becoming urgent. The American
Association for Geographers, EIS-Africa, US and Global
Green Building Councils, the Center for National Policy,
ICLEI, the U.S. Department of State and others are
among those that suggested an Eye on Earth Special
Initiative on the subject.
Under this Initiative, the participants will set up a forum
to allow the worlds urban sustainability and resiliency
initiatives to share information. This would connect
important existing networks (such as My Community
Our Earth (MyCOE), Geoinformation for Sustainable
Urban Management (GeoSUM), and Geospatial Sciences
for Sustainable Development in Africa).
This Special Initiative includes setting up several
information infrastructure programmes about sustainable
communities, to demonstrate the application of these
principles to the real world.
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ceans and coasts play a
crucial role in regulating
our climate as well as
supporting our economy. A recent
report has shown that as much as
7% o carbon oioxio rouctions
required to keep atmospheric
concntrations blow 45C parts pr
million can be achieved by protecting
and restoring mangroves, salt
marshes and seagrass ecosystems.
This is as much as half the total
that is expected to be achieved by
the United Nationss Collaborative
Programme on Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation and Forest
Degradation in Developing Countries.
The Global Environmental Facility
has clearly recognised this potential:
it recently decided to invest half a
billion dollars in Blue Carbon projects.
The Eye on Earth Special Initiative will
promote the Blue Carbon concept by
refining the Blue Carbon Framework
model, developing the concept for the
necessary information infrastructure,
and supporting coastal blue carbon
initiatives. It will also include the
implementation of model programs
in Arabia or South Asia that can be
used as a model for the Region and
beyond.
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he frequency and intensity of natural
disasters is increasing as a result of climate
change. There is thus an increasingly urgent
need to anticipate threats, evaluate risks, and design
communities and infrastructure that are better able to
resist disasters. One thing is almost certain whenever
a disaster hits: the crisis response is usually too slow,
and the help made available to rebuild communities
and ecosystems is often too small. It is clear that the
least developed countries in particular need more help
to develop the infrastructure to plan for, and respond,
to natural disasters.
This initiative therefore proposes a Public-Private
Partnership system to help GIS and spatial data
infrastructure support those engaged in disaster
planning and response and those working to help
communities adapt to climate change. It would
encourage international finance and aid agencies to
combine private sector technology and expertise
with existing governmental and intergovernmental
programmes through a sound practice framework,
and boost the links between existing disaster reduction
and recovery information networks.
The focus of this initiative is on the most vulnerable
communities in the world. We hope that the resulting
public-private partnerships will be devoted to
establishing credible and measurable facilities within
20 of the worlds poorest countries.
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peace. How much water is available, and of
what quality, is a subject of core national
interest everywhere. Around the world, a broad range
of stakeholders is monitoring the depletion of water
resources.
The initiative aims to develop a framework for a
regional water management information infrastructure
and to implement one or more projects to demonstrate
that framework. It will build on existing systems
whenever appropriate. Initially, the work will focus on
demonstrating the usefulness and applicability of data
technologies not only amongst water specialists but
also in neighbouring disciplines such as ecosystem
health and management.
The group working on a water security special initiative
is correspondingly large (UNEP, CSIRO, OGC, GEOSS,
the UNSDI, the European Commission are involved, with
GRDC, World Water Monitoring Day, UNESCO, the IAEA,
the WMO, and the WHO set to become involved too).
The initiatives beneficiaries include UN-water, the UN
Economic Commissions, the members of World Water
Council and members of the World Water Forum.
Eye on
Water Security
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EYE ON EARTH
SUMMIT
PROGRAMME
SUMMIT
HIGHLIGHTS
EYE ON EARTH
RIO +20 DECLARATION
Monday 12 December 2011 &
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Th Ey on Earth Rio +2C Dclaration will b submitto
for consideration to the United Nations Conference on
Sustainable Development (UNCSD) to be held in 2012
(Rio +2C) on bhal o th Ey on Earth community
under Science and Technology by Abu Dhabi Global
Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI). It is proposed to
be signed by those attending the Summit. On Monday
2 Dcmbr ano Vonsoay 4 Dcmbr, th
Rio +2C sssions o th Ey on Earth Summit will involv
senior officials, including Ministers, Deputy Ministers and
Directors who will convene to form a panel discussion
surrounding the role of environmental information
to support decision-making. These sessions will be
concluoo with th Ey on Earth Rio +2C Dclaration.
OPEN SESSIONS
Monday 12 December 2011
The Eye on Earth agenda has been developed with the aid of five Working Groups, representing
all aspects of the global environmental and social information networking movements. On
Monday 12 December, for those with scientific, management and operational responsibilities,
the Working Group Open Sessions will move from general discussion, cross-issue and sector
awareness raising, issue identification and ratification to challenging discourse, solution
conversations and exchange of ideas. The sessions feature four of the Working Groups; Policy,
Govrnanc & lnstitutional Ntworking, Contnt ano Usr Nos, Tchnical lnrastructur ano
Capacity Building, Education and Awareness.
There are a number of key events happening across the three and a half days of the
Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit & Exhibition all dedicated to the critical issue
of greater access to environmental and societal data by all of those who need it.
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Wednesday 14 December 2011
The third day of the Summit is dominated by six panel discussions on critical themes. The Oceans
& Plu Carbon sssion opns with a prsntation rom Dr. Sylvia Earl ollowo by a panl
moderated by Philippe Cousteau, Jr. Other panels run throughout the day covering Disaster
Management, Financing the Future, Innovative Cities and Water Security. The final session of
the day; Network of Networks - Beyond Information Technology features a presentation from
Jose Achache, Secretariat Director, GEO and a discussion panel including Paul Cheung, United
Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), Erik van Praag, Regional Coordinator, Geospatial Information
for South American Integration (GeoSUR), Steven Ramage, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
and Alessandro Annoni, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission.
MR. GEOFFERY ROBERTSON Q.C.
HYPOTHETICAL
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Celebrated human rights lawyer, academic, author and
broadcaster Geoffrey Robertson QC will moderate
a hypothtical obat on Vonsoay 4 Dcmbr
2011 during the Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit
& Exhibition. Th hypothtical will ocus on th ky
issues and topics informing the Summit and will include
leading Summit participants. It will be recorded and
broadcast on TV at a later date.
Panel Sessions:
Blue Carbon,
Disaster
Management,
Water Security
and more...
SHEIKH AHMED BIN HAMDAN
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RIO +20
MINISTERIAL
SESSIONS
he Rio +20 Ministerial Sessions will involve
senior officials, including ministers, deputy
ministers and directors. They will convene to
form a panel discussion on the role of environmental
information to support decision-making.
Th Rio +2C Ministrial Sssions ar also xpcto to
approve a set of recommendations from the Open
Sessions and adopt the Eye on Earth Declaration.
The Summit will provide input to the United Nations
Conference on Sustainable Development to be held
in 2C2 (Rio +2C), as wll as catalys commitmnt
to several other key critical initiatives towards
strengthening and improving environmental and
societal information networking worldwide. These will
be known as Eye on Earth Special Initiatives.
Rio +2C Ministral Sssions will b conoucto by
invitation only. For those invited to participate in
th Rio +2C Ministrial Sssions plas rr to th
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Rio +20 Ministerial Sessions
will take place at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
YAS Island.
12 DECEMBER 2011
Buses depart ADNEC at
C:45 am
In Session
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 pm
In Session
2:3C - 4:CC pm
Break
4:CC - 4:3C pm
In Session
4:3C - 5:3C pm
Buses depart the
Crowne Plaza Hotel
& return to ADNEC
5:3C pm
14 DECEMBER 2011
In Session
9:CC - :5 am
Break
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In Session
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C:45-C:5C Lalanath de Silva WRI Framing the Day
Barbara Clark EEA
Costis Toregas Animateur - GWU
C:5C-:CC Mark Sorensen GPC Tapping the
Information Ecology
11:00-11:10 Barbara Clark EEA Vision for moving SD forward
through Networking -
Regional and Global
11:10-11:30 Goretti Kitutu Ugandan EIN Vision for moving SD forward
Fernando Ramos INPE through Networking -
Local and National
:3C-2:5 Svitlana Kravchencko Competing Visions:
University of Oregon Top Down vs Bottom Up
Csaba Kiss ELMA
Mock Trial
Michael Williams GEO
Alexander Juras UNEP
Lalanath de Silva WRI
Frank Turyatunga UNEP
Magdi Toth Nagy REC
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POLICY, GOVERNANCE & INSTITUTIONAL NETWORKING
1:20-1:32 Maher Chebbo SAP Future Energy, SmartGrids and
Sustainable Cities -
Recommendations for Policy Makers
:32-:42 Assaf Biderman MIT Future Cities - crowdsourcing
and digital technology
:42-2:C2 Mark Sorensen GPC Setting the Foundation -
Lalanath de Silva WRI What is and is not working
Somrudee Nicro TEI
2:02-2:32 John Bonine ELAW Theory and Practice of Networks:
Jeremy Wates EEB The Degree of lightness
Gilberto Camara INPE Necessary for Success
2:32-2:42 Marcos Silva CITES MEA Information and Knowledge
Eva Duer UNEP-DELC Management Initiative: InforMEA
2:42-2:52 Alexander Juras UNEP Access to Information and
Public Participation in International
Environmental Governance
2:52-3:C2 Paula Martins Article 19 Principle 10: Access, engagement
remedies and relief
3:02-3:12 Bruce McCormack EUROGI Local to Global SDI: A Key
Institutional and Technical
Infrastructure for SD
3:12-3:22 Somrudee Nicro TEI Cooperation on exchanges
between regions
3:22-3:32 Fernando Echavarria US DoS International Funding
3:32-3:42 Alex de Sherbinin CIESIN The case for investing in data
3:42-3:52 Peter Murray OECS Beyond access to policy making
and implementation
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WORKING GROUP 2
C:45-C:55 Asma Ali Abahussain Framing the Data
Arabian Gulf Univerity
Chris Steenmans EEA
C:55-:C5 Will McClintock UCSB SeaSketch: Designing for the Ocean
:C5-:5 Peter Viet WRI Access to Information
:5-:2C Carmelle Terborgh ESRI Community Maps
11:20-11:30 Simon Stuart IUCN Content and User Needs within
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:3C-:4C Peter Kouwenhoven Climate Change Data
University of Waikato
:4C-:45 Olivia Fussel CINCS Integration and Automation of
environmental data for carbon
sequestration
:45-2:5 Assaf Biderman MIT Top Down vs Bottom Up:
Nick King GBIF New ways for collecting information -
Elizabeth Barry PLOTS Strengths and Weaknesses
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:2C-:5C Abdul Karim Al Raeesi ADSIC Abu Dhabi Spatial Data
Moderator: Carmelle Terborgh ESRI Infrastructure
:5C-2:2C Jonathan Smith WCMC Protected Planet - A New
Moderator: Carmelle Terborgh ESRI Collaborative Model for
Collecting National Data
2:2C-2:5C Bob Chen The Earth Institute Case Study: Multiple Threats -
Moderator: Carmelle Terborgh ESRI Natural Disaster Risk Hotpsots
2:5C-3:C2 Sanjay Patel Google Google technologies for
managing and sharing data
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3:02-3:12 Marwan Dimashki eMISK eMISK and Environmental
Indicators
3:12-3:22 James Strittholt CBI Open data and data sharing
incentives - Data Basin
3:22-3:32 Phil Dickerson US EPA AirNow Initiative
3:32-3:37 Craig Mills WCMC Protected Planet
3:37-3:52 Asma Ali Abahussain The Way Forward
Arabian Gulf Univerity
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WORKING GROUP 3
C:45-C:5C Harlan Onsrud GSDI Technical Infrastructure Challenges:
Welcome and Overview
C:5C-:C5 Paul Smits JRC Design of a Global Ineteroperable
Info Network: Overview
:C5-:C David Arctur OGC Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:C-:5 Rob Atkinson CSIRO Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:5-:2C Luc Boerhoom ITC Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:2C-:35 Above Panel Audience Q and A
:35-:5C Gilberto Camara INPE Design of a Global Ineteroperable
Info Network: A Critique
:5C-:55 Eric van Praag GeoSUR Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:55-2:CC Gail Hodge IIA Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
2:CC-2:C5 Stefan Jensen EEA Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
2:C5-2:5 Above Panel Audience Q and A
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:2C-:35 Wim Hugo SAEON Crowd Sourcing and
Environmnetal Science
:35-:4C Rick Ziegler US EPA Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:4C-:45 Kate Krukiel Microsoft Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:45-:5C Juliana Rotich Ushahidi Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:5C-:55 Javier de la Torre Vizzuality Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
:55-2:C Above Panel Audience Q and A
2:C-2:25 Steven Browdy IEEE Environmental Knowledge Networks
2:25-2:3C Suha Ulgen UNSDI Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
2:3C-2:35 Bruce Bargmeyer Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
2:35-2:4C Mick Wilson UNEP Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
2:4C-2:45 Craig Mills WCMC Protected Planet
2:45-2:55 Above Panel Audience Q and A
2:55-3:C Maria Cristina Bueti ITU IT Technologies for Environmental
Challenges
3:C-3:5 Chukwudozie Ezigbalike UNECA Lightning Talk: Response and Reflections
3:5-3:2C Nitesh Chawla Notre Dame Adaptation Collaboratory
3:2C-3:25 Ahmed Talaat, Kuwait EPA Kuwait Official Environmental Portal -
Beatona.net
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3:4C-3:5C Hossam Allam CEDARE Wrap-Up and Closing
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WORKING GROUP 4
C:45-C:55 Sives Govender EIS Africa Building a Foundation for the Future
William Sonntag US EPA
C:55-:C5 Carole Excell WRI Access to Env Info by Civil Society
:C5-:5 Daniel Edelson The Environmental Information System
National Geographic as a Resource for Education:
Fulfilling the Promise
:5-:25 Andrew Skidmore ITC Taking Environmental Information
to School: Looking Ahead After
60 Years of Development Funding
:25-:35 Marcos Silva CITES Institutional Capacity Building:
Expanding the Use of Environmental
Info for Decision Making
:35-:45 Monika MacDevette UNEP Sustaining Networks:
Keeping Resources Engaged
:45-2:5 Michael Gould ESRI Welcome to the 21st Century:
John Scanlon CITES How Technology can Assist in
William Sonntag US EPA Increasing Use and Efficacy
Lucy Waruingi of the 3 Building Blocks
African Conservation Centre
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:2C-:25 VIDEO
:25-2:3C Karolina van der Linden EEA Information Driving Collective
Mariam Akhtar-Schuster DesertNet Action for the Environment:
Sives Govender EIS-Africa Practicioners Experiences from
Gayatri Raghwa EAD Africa, Europe, the Middle East
Moderator: Jacob Werksman WRI and the World
2:3C-2:5C Mark Plotkin Saving the Amazon in 6
Amazon Conservation Team Dimensions: The Marriage of
Ancient Shamanic Wisdom and
21st Century Technology
2:5C-3:C5 Steve Blake Communicating Scientific Outputs
Western Australian Marine Sci Inst for Broader Societal Gain.
3:C5-3:35 William Sonntag US EPA Eye on Educations and
Mahesh Pradhan UNEP Other Initiatives
Olimpia Castillo Blanco
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Empowered Pathways for
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PRESIDENT
BILL CLINTON
EMBRACING
THE COMMON VISION
Tuesday 13 December 2011
10:48 - 11:48 am
Main Summit Hall
William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic
president in six decades to be elected twice first in
1992 and then in 1996. Under his leadership, the country
enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the
longest economic expansion in U.S. history, including
the creation of more than 22 million jobs.
After leaving the White House, President Clinton
established the William J. Clinton Foundation with
the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in
the United States and throughout the world to meet
the challenges of global interdependence. Today the
Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world
working to improve lives through several initiatives,
including the Clinton Health Access Initiative (formerly
th Clinton HlV//lDS lnitiativ) which is hlping 4
million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving
drugs. Other initiatives - including the Clinton Climate
Initiative, the Clinton Development Initiative, and the
Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative - are
applying a business-oriented approach worldwide to
fight climate change and develop sustainable economic
growth in Africa and Latin America. As a project of the
Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative brings together
global leaders to devise and implement innovative
solutions to some of the worlds most pressing issues.
In the U.S., the Foundation is working tocombat the
alarming rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance
for a Healthier Generation, and is helping individuals
and families succeed and small businesses grow.
In addition his Foundation work, President Clinton has
joined with former President George H.W. Bush three
tims - atr th 2CC4 tsunami in South /sia, Hurrican
Katrina in 2CC5, ano Hurrican lk in 2CC8 - to hlp
raise money for recovery efforts and served as the U.N.
Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.
Building on his longstanding commitment to Haiti
as President and through his Foundation, President
Clinton was named U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti in
2009 to assist the government and the people of Haiti
as they build back better after a series of hurricanes
battered the country in 2008. Following this years
devastating earthquake, President Clinton dedicated
Clinton Foundation resources to help with immediate
and long term relief and assistance, and at the request
of President Obama, joined with President George W.
Bush to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which
supports highly effective organizations on the ground
in long-term rebuilding efforts. Additionally, President
Clinton serves as co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery
Commission with Prime Minister Bellerive.
Prsiont Clinton was born on /ugust 9, 946, in
Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife Secretary Hillary
Rodham Clinton have one daughter, Chelsea, and live
in Chappaqua, New York.
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MR. SHA
ZUKANG
Undersecretary General, United Nations,
Secretary General, Rio+20 Summit
INFORMATION
NETWORKING FOR
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday 13 December 2011
1:18 - 1:38 pm
Main Summit Hall
A career diplomat, Mr. Sha Zukang became the United
Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and
Social Affairs on 1 July 2007. As such, he heads the
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which
is responsible for the follow-up to the major United
Nations Summits and Conferences, and services
the Second and Third Committees of the General
Assembly, the Economic and Social Council as well
as the vast majority of its functional commissions
and expert bodies. He also convenes the Executive
Committee on Economic and Social Affairs, the UN
Secretariats network for joint planning and initiatives
on development.
In 2010, Mr. Sha Zukang was appointed Secretary-
General of the United Nations Conference on
Sustainable Development. The Conference, also known
as Rio +2C, will b convno in Prazil in 2C2.
Mr. Sha Zukang has extensive experience with
multilateral organizations and international
conferences. He was Chairman of the Preparatory
Committee and Chairman of the Committee of the
Whole, United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD) 11th session from 2003
to 2CC4, Prsiont o th Trao ano Dvlopmnt
Poaro, 5Cth Sssion o UNCT/D, Chairprson o
the Government group of the Governing Body of
the International Labour Organization from 2002 to
2003, and member of the UN Secretary-Generals
/ovisory Poaro on Disarmamnt mattrs rom 994
to 1999. In addition, he has served as president,
vice-president, chairperson, coordinator and expert
in many international conferences in the field of arms
control, trade, intellectual property, social affairs, and
telecommunications, among others.
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Mr. Sha Zukang established the Department of Arms
Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and
became its first Director-General. He participated,
as chief negotiator or representative of the Chinese
government, in the negotiation and review of many
important international treaties on arms control and
disarmament such as Treaty on the Non-Proliferation
of Nuclear Weapons, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban
Treaty, Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological and
Toxin Weapons Convention, Convention on Certain
Conventional Weapons. He made great contributions
to mine clearance in China and many parts of the
world. He encouraged the development of Chinese
non-governmental organizations, and facilitated
the opening of offices in China by international
organizations.
His postings in diplomatic missions abroad included
London, Colombo, New Delhi, New York and Geneva.
Prior to assuming his present position in the United
Nations, he was Ambassador and Permanent
Representative of the Chinese Mission to the United
Nations Office at Geneva.
Mr. Sha was born in Sptmbr 947. H is a nativ o
Jiangsu Province and is married, with one son. He is a
graduate of Nanjing University, China. He is fluent in
English and has some proficiency in French.
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H.E RAZAN
KHALIFA
AL MUBARAK
Secretary General,
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD)
OFFICIAL WELCOME
TO EYE ON EARTH
Monday 12 December 2011
9:10 - 9:15 am
Main Summit Hall
Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak joined the Environment
Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) in May 2010. As Secretary
General, she leads an organization responsible for
championing environmental sustainability, conserving
Abu Dhabis biodiversity, protecting groundwater and
ensuring that the economic vision for Abu Dhabi is
achieved in a way that protects our natural heritage
and maintains a good quality of life for all, now and for
the future.
Razan is also the Managing Director of Emirates
Wildlife Society-World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-
WWF) since its inception in 2001 and Mohamed Bin
Zayed Species Conservation Fund. Razan holds an
MSc in Public Understanding of Environmental Change
from the University College London, UK, and a BA
(Hons) in Environmental Studies and International
Relations from Tufts University, USA.
Razan is a board advisor to the Abu Dhabi Music and
Arts Foundation, and an advisory council member for
TAWTEEN - a federal initiative that aims to promote
the employment of Emiratis in the private sector.
Razan is also a board member to the African Wildlife
Foundation, Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, and the
Global Footprint Network.
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Acting on the nomination of Secretary-General Kofi
Annan, the UN General Assembly in 2006 unanimously
elected Achim Steiner as the Executive Director
of UNEP for a four-year term. He became the fifth
Executive Director in UNEPs history. At its 83rd
plenary meeting in 2010, the UN General Assembly, on
the proposal of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, re-
elected Mr. Achim Steiner as Executive Director of the
United Nations Environment Programme for another
four year term. In 2009, the Secretary-General also
appointed Mr. Steiner as Director General UNON which
provides the administrative, conference, security and
logistics services to the UN family in Kenya, which hosts
offices and projects of more than 60 UN agencies,
Funos ano Programms, ano ovr 5,CCC sta.
Before joining UNEP, Mr. Steiner served as Director
General of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) from
2001 to 2006, and prior to that as Secretary General
of the World Commission on Dams. His professional
career has included assignments with governmental,
non-governmental and international organisations
in different parts of the world. He worked both at
grassroots level as well as at the highest levels of
international policy-making to address the interface
between environmental sustainability, social equity
and economic development.
Mr. Steiner, a German and Brazilian national, was born
in Brazil in 1961. His educational background includes
a BA from the University of Oxford as well as an MA
from the University of London with specialisation
in development economics, regional planning, and
international development and environment policy. He
also studied at the German Development Institute in
Berlin as well as the Harvard Business School.
He serves on a number of international advisory
boards, including the China Council for International
Cooperation on Environment and Development
(CCICED).
MR. ACHIM
STEINER
Executive Director,
United Nations Environment Programme
THE EYE ON EARTH MISSION
Tuesday 13 December 2011
1:38 - 1:48 pm
Main Summit Hall
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Originally from Australia, Cathrine has worked in the
consulting, spatial and manufacturing industries across
the Middle East, South East Asia, India and the UK.
She holds responsibility for the delivering the vision,
mission and objectives of Abu Dhabi Global Data
Initiative (AGEDI) encompassing organisational
development, local, regional and international partner
engagement, operational management and developing
the strategy and business plan for achieving its
development targets.
Cathrine has a BSc in Environmental Studies with
specialism in Geographic Information Systems and
Spatial Analysis from James Cook University. Her
background is in strategy and programme development,
consulting services and software development
including Partner and regional market, distribution and
channel development. She also holds a post-graduate
qualification in Business and Technology from the
University of New South Wales.
Currently Cathrine is focusing on the design,
development and delivery of the Eye on Earth Summit
alongside the transition of AGEDI from a government
incubated initiative to an independent foundation.
Cathrine is particularly focused on the evolution,
application and sharing of geospatial technology and
expertise to resolve essential resource and infrastructure
management issues. She is committed to the value data
and information provides to answering critical questions
in policy development and decision-making.
MS. CATHRINE
ARMOUR
AGEDI Programme Manager,
Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi
FROM A MOMENT
TO A MOVEMENT
Monday 12 December 2011
9:15 - 9:23 am
Main Summit Hall
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MR. JACK
DANGERMOND
CEO & President,
Environmental Systems Research
Institute (ESRI)
FROM INFORMATION AND
KNOWLEDGE COMES WISDOM
Monday 12 December 2011
9:23 - 9:35 am
A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond
founded Environmental Systems Research Institute
(Esri) in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping
and analysis could make significant contributions
to geographic planning and environmental science.
A global pioneer in the development of innovative
mapping and spatial analysis products for academic,
public, and private uses, Dangermond has lead the
geospatial revolution which has transformed access
to information about how the Earths environment is
changing due to human impacts such as urbanization,
climate change, deforestation, and desertification.
Scientists, policy makers, developers, engineers, and
many others have used GIS to better understand a
complex situation and offer some tangible solutions.
Dangermonds leadership and vision continue to
guide Esri in creating cutting-edge GIS and GeoDesign
technologies used in every industry, to make a
difference worldwide.
MISS YUGRATNA
SRIVASTAVA
Asia -Pacific Youth Ambassador
GENERATION eYe
Monday 12 December 2011
9:53 - 10:03 am
A grade 11 student from St.Fidelis School, Lucknow,
has served as the representative of Asia and the
Pacific region in the Junior Board of United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) from 2008 to 2010
and currently is Vice-President of the Global Board
of Plant-for-the-Planet - the Billion Tree Campaign,
Student Inititative and Goodwill ambassador of
Tarumitra an NGO of more that 1700 high schools
across India. She had been coined the name Green
Girl by national media. She holds the record of being
youngest Indian to speak at TED and youngest person
ever to address the United Nations General Assembly
in New York. Someone who is very passionate about
the cause of environment, she has been actively
indulged in efforts towards betterment of planet.
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MS. RACHEL
KYTE
Vice President and Head of the Sustainable
Development Network, World Bank Group
A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT:
THE BIG PICTURE
Monday 12 December 2011
4:20 - 4:35 pm
Rachel Kyte, became Director of the Environment and
Social Development Department at the International
Financ Corporation (lFC) in January 2CC4. Prior
to this appointment, she was Principal Specialist in
the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman
of IFC/MIGA.Prior to joining the CAO, Ms. Kyte was
Senior Policy Advisor, Senior Advisor on Gender
and Representative to the European Union for IUCN,
The World Conservation Union. A graduate of the
University of London and the Fletcher School of Law
and Diplomacy, she has worked extensively within
the environment, womens and health movements
as a policy analyst and advocate. Rachel has worked
with and for private sector concerns on private/public
partnerships in the fields of health and environment
and has served as an advisor, and on the boards of a
number of NGOs, private philanthropic foundations,
the United Nations, and government. She teaches
negotiation, advocacy and public policy at a number
of institutions, including the Simone de Beauvoir
Institution of Leadership in Mexico City.
Adel Abdel-Kader is currently the Officer of Charge
of UNEP Regional Office for West Asia, and the
Regional Coordinator of UNEPs Division of Early
Warning Assessment. He is an expert in integrated
environmental assessment and reporting, policy analysis,
environmental information systems and knowledge
management; coastal and marine environment,
decision support, strategic planning and management,
scenario development, and the use of remote sensing
and GIS in environmental applications. Before working
with UNEP, he worked as senior advisor for the Centre
for Environment and Development for the Arab Region
and Europe (CEDARE), and as professor at Mansoura
Univrsity in Egypt. H has ovr than 34 yars o work
experience in the field of environment, 18 of which
working with international organisations.
DR. ADEL
ABDEL-KADER
Officer of Charge of UNEP Regional
Office for West Asia
MIND THE GAP
Monday 12 December 2011
10:03 - 10:13 am
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MR. JOHN E.
SCANLON
Secretary-General of the Convention on
International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
HOW IS DATA COLLECTION
HELPING THE ENDANGERED
SPECIES
Monday 12 December 2011
4:38 - 4:50 pm
During his tenure, he has implemented a number of
bold initiatives related to the use of new information
and communication technologies to assist in efforts to
conserve and sustainably use species found in the wild.
John has had a unique range of experience with
environment and sustainable development policy,
law, institutions and governance at the international,
national, sub-national and local level.
His work experience has been gained in the private
sector, in government, with the United Nations and
with international organizations, as a leader, manager,
professional adviser and legal practitioner, as well
as through senior voluntary positions with the non
government sector.
MR. ROB
SWAN O.B.E.
Explorer
Robert Swan, OBE is a polar explorer, environmental
leader and the first person ever to have walked to the
North and South poles. He is an exceptionally gifted
communicator and is regarded as one of the worlds
top motivational speakers.
His contribution to both education and the environment
have been recognized through his appointment as UN
Goodwill Ambassador for Youth, a visiting Professor
of the School of the Environment at Leeds University
ano in 994 h bcam Spcial Envoy to th Dirctor
General of UNESCO. He was awarded an OBE (Order
o th Pritish Empir) in 995.
During 2CC3 Robrt ano his company, 2C4, olivro
the first corporate Antarctic Expeditions on teamwork
and leadership through positive participation and real
missions. Throughout these five years, the Inspire
Antarctic Expeditions (IAE) teams have helped design
and build the worlds first education station (The
E-Base) in Antarctica.
TEAM WORK:
WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE
SUM OF THE PARTS
Tuesday 12 December 2011
4:50 - 5:02 pm
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PROF. ABBAS
RAJABIFARD
President, GSDI
OPEN COLLABORATION
Monday 12 December 2011
5:02 - 5:32 pm
Australia Dr Abbas Rajabifard is President of the
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI).
He is Director of the Centre for SDIs and Land
Administration at the Department of Geomatics,
The University of Melbourne. He is also a member of
Victorian Spatial Council, Australia and is a member
of Spatial Data Standard Commission-International
Cartographic Association (ICA). Abbas was Vice
Chair of Spatially Enabled Government Working
Group of the UN supported Permanent Committee on
GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP).
MR. LALANTH
DE SILVA
Director, The Access Initiative,
World Resources Institute
ACCESS TO INFORMATION:
RE-VISITING PRINCIPLE 10
Thursday 15 December 2011
10:38 - 10:50 am
Sinc |oining VRl in Jun 2CC5, Lalanath has bn
ocusing on hlping ovr 5C civil socity groups
in ovr 4C countris assss th status o accss to
information, public participation and access to justice
in their countries. Through these assessments, TAI
partners identify gaps in access laws, practices and
institutions and undertake activities that will change
the situation on the ground.
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Harlan J. Onsrud is Professor of Spatial Information
Science and Engineering at the University of Maine
and a research scientist with the National Center for
Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). He
teaches courses in information systems law, cadastral
and land information systems, environmental law
and land development design. Dr. Onsruds research
focuses on the analysis of legal, ethical, and institutional
issues affecting the creation and use of digital spatial
databases and the assessment of the social impacts of
spatial technologies.
MR. HARLAN
ONSRUD
Global Spatial Data Infrastructure
Association (GSDI);
NETWORK OF NETWORKS:
BEYOND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
5:13 - 6:13 pm
MR. CHRIS
STEENMANS
Head of Programme, European
Environment Agency (EEA)
Chris Steenmans is responsible for the Shared
Environmental Information System (SEIS). He
coordinates the EEA data management and thematic
information services. He is also actively involved in
implementation of the EC/ESA initiative on Global
Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)
as well as the development of the European Spatial
Data Infrastructure (INSPIRE).
Steenmans graduated from the Catholic University
of Leuven (KUL) in 1981 as MSc in Physical
Geography and was a research assistant at the KUL
Dpartmnt o Cartography until 985. During th
past 20 years, he has been strongly involved in
the European Coordination of Information on the
Environment (CORINE) for producing and providing
access to European environmental datasets. Before
joining the EEA in 1997, he worked for 12 years in
the private sector providing remote sensing, GIS
and mapping services.
OPEN COLLABORATION
Monday 12 December 2011
5:02 - 5:32 pm
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CHIEF
ALMIR SURUI
Chief of Surui People, Amazon, Brazil
with Mark Plotkin, President, Amazon
Conservation Team
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY BASED
MAPPING IN THE AMAZON
Thursday 15 December 2011
2:28 - 2:46 pm
Almir Narayamoga Surui, 32, an environmentalist,
political activist and tribal chief, has been fighting to
save both his Surui tribe and the Amazon rainforest
or mor than 5 yars. His orts ar croito with
almost single-handedly bringing his tribe back from
the brink of extinction. His opposition to logging,
mining, agricultural and other development interests in
favour of more sustainable ventures in western Brazil
has made him the target of death threats and violence.
MS. MONIQUE
BARBUT
CEO, Global Environment Facility
NEW FINANCIAL MODELS FOR
GREENING THE ECONOMY
Tuesday 12 December 2011
1:58 - 2:10 pm
Mrs. Monique Barbut, is the Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) and Chairperson of the GEF since August 2006.
She was appointed by a unanimous decision of the GEF
Council on June 2006. During her tenure and following
its fourth replenishment at a level of $3.13 billion, she
has undertaken a revitalization of the GEF organization
to make it a more effective, responsive and results
based institution. In November 2008, Mrs. Barbut was
reappointed by the GEF Council for another three-
year term and in this position has steered the fifth GEF
rplnishmnt procss to a rcoro lvl o $4.34 billion.
Prior to joining the GEF, Mrs. Barbut served as Director
of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
of the United Nations Environment Programme
(UNEP) from September 2003 to July 2006, where
she undertook a reorganization of the Division and
established a pragmatic approach to ensuring the
link between environment and economics, setting up
development policies and pilot projects, including in
developing countries or countries experiencing critical
backgrounds (China and Iraq).
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Dr. Mark Plotkin is a renowned ethnobotanist and social
entrepreneur who has spent almost three decades
studying traditional plant use with elder Shamans
(traditional healers) of tropical America.
As an ethnobotanist-a scientist who studies how, and
why, societies have come to use plants for different
purposes - Dr. Plotkin carried out the majority of his
research with the Trio Indians of southern Suriname, a
small rainforest country in northeastern South America,
but has also worked with eminent shamans in other
tropical American countries.
Dr. Plotkin has served as Research Associate in
Ethnobotanical Conservation at the Botanical Museum
of Harvard University; Director of Plant Conservation at
the World Wildlife Fund; Vice President of Conservation
International; and Research Associate at the Department
of Botany of the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Plotkin
is now President of the Amazon Conservation Team
(ACT), a nonprofit organization he co-founded with his
fellow conservationist, Liliana Madrigal in 1996.
DR. MARK
PLOTKIN
President, Amazon Conservation Team
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
BASED MAPPING IN THE
AMAZON
Tuesday 13 December 2011
2:28 - 2:46 pm
MS. REBECCA
MOORE
Founder of Google Earth Outreach
Tuesday 13 December 2011
2:46 - 2:58 pm
Rebecca Moore is a computer scientist and longtime
software professional. At Google, she conceived and
leads the Google Earth Outreach program, which
supports nonprofits, communities and indigenous
peoples around the world in applying Googles
mapping tools to the worlds pressing problems in
areas such as environmental conservation, human
rights and creating a sustainable society. Her personal
work using Google Earth was instrumental in stopping
the logging of more than a thousand acres of redwoods
in her Santa Cruz Mountain community.
Rebecca also leads the development of Google
Earth Engine, a new technology platform which
supports global-scale data-mining of satellite imagery
for societal benefit. Rebecca received a bachelors
degree with honors from Brown University in
Artificial Intelligence, a masters degree from Stanford
University, and is currently on leave from the Stanford
Ph.D. program in Computer Science. Prior to joining
Google, she served as VP Engineering at two Silicon
Valley firms.
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DR. JANE
GOODALL
Founder, Jane Goodall Institute
PRESERVATION &
RESTORATION:
KEYS TO OUR FUTURE
Tuesday 13 December 2011
3:57 - 4:17 pm
Jane Goodall is the most famous chimpanzee expert in
the world. A colleague of anthropologist Louis Leakey
in Knya in th lat 95Cs, sh bgan stuoying th
social organization of chimpanzees in 1960, in what is
now Tanzania. She obtained her PhD from Cambridge
in 965, ano in 967 sh stablisho Tanzania's Gomb
Stream Research Centre. Her research, based on
extensive field work, is considered a milestone in the
study of chimpanzees.
Goodall has been a visiting professor at Stanford
Univrsity (97-75), Tuts Univrsity (987-88), th
University of Southern California (1990) and Cornell
University (1996-2002), and has held a position at
Tanzanias University of Dar es Salaam since 1973. She
is the author of several books, including In the Shadow
of Man and My Life With The Chimpanzees, and in
995 sh was prsnto th CPE by Oun Elizabth
II. She founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977, and
she lectures around the world, making appearances to
support animal welfare and conservation.
PROF.
JACQUELINE
MCGLADE
Executive Director,
European Enviroment Agency
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Thursday 15 December 2011
10:50 - 11:10 am
Professor Jacqueline McGlade is Executive Director of
the European Environment Agency, on secondment
from University College London. Previous appointments
have included Centre Director at UK Natural
Environment Research Council, Professor at Warwick
University, Institute Director FZ, Jlich and Senior
Scientist in the Canadian Federal Government.
She has published more than 200 scientific papers,
articles and books in marine science, ecosystem
dynamics and governance of natural resources and
been awarded a number of international prizes. She
has worked extensively in Europe, North America,
Africa and south-east Asia and appeared in many radio
and television programmes, including her own series.
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DR. DENNIS
GARRITY
Director General,
World Agroforestry Centre
INFORMATION
FOR FOOD SECURITY
Tuesday 13 December 2011
4:33 - 4:53 pm
From 1992 to 2002 Dr Garrity served as Regional
Coordinator of the ICRAF Southeast Asia Programme,
based in Bogor, Indonesia . He created the regional
programme, and led the systems improvement research
in the region to develop and evaluate agroforestry
alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture. He worked
extensively on the development of conservation-
oriented agroforestry systems for sloping uplands.
He has been active in the development of institutional
innovations related to farmer-led organisations
in sustainable agriculture and natural resources
management. He served as agronomist/crop ecologist
and head of the Agroecology Unit at the International
Rice Research Institute in the Philippines between 1982
and 1992.
Dr Garrity has a BSc degree in agriculture from
Ohio State University, an MSc in agronomy from the
University of the Philippines at Los Baos, and a PhD in
crop physiology from the University of Nebraska.
MR. THANI
AL-ZEYOUDI
UAE representative of the International
Renewable Energy Agency IRENA,
Directorate of Energy and Climate
Change (DECC), Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MoFA)
EMERGING DATA
REQUIREMENTS
Tuesday 13 December 2011
5:08 - 5:18 pm
Mr. Thani Al-Zeyoudi is the Department Head of the
International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA
within the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs The
Directorate of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
on secondment basis. Thani is also the Focal Point of
the UAE on issues related to International Renewable
Energy Agency (IRENA). He has supported the joint
efforts of the Government of the United Arab Emirates
and effectively participated throughout the bid stages
with success to award hosting the IRENA headquarters
in the Capital City of Abu Dhabi. Prior to IRENA, Thani
worked in Masdar as Clean Development Mechanism
and ZAKUM Field for Abu Dhabi Marine Oil Company
Mr. Al-Zeyoudi has a Bachelor degree in Petroleum
Engineering from the Tulsa University and an MBA
from New York Institute of Technology.
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DR. SUSAN
HOCKFIELD
President, MIT
IMPORTANCE OF DEVELOPING
NEW TECHNOLOGY
Tuesday 13 December 2011
5:39 - 5:59 pm
Susan Hockfield has served as the sixteenth president
of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since
Dcmbr 2CC4. / strong aovocat o th vital rol that
science, technology, and the research university play in
the world, she believes that MIT can best advance its
historic mission of teaching, research, and service by
providing robust and sustained support for the ideas and
energies of its faculty and students.
A noted neuroscientist whose research has focused on
the development of the brain, Dr. Hockfield is the first life
scientist to lead MIT and holds a faculty appointment as
professor of neuroscience in the Institutes Department
of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
IUCN the worlds largest conservation membership
organisation, which brings together States, government
agencies, non-governmental organisations, scientists
and experts in a unique worldwide partnership. Prior
to this, Julia was Rector of the University for Peace
(UPEACE), Executive Director of LEAD (Leadership
for Environment and Development) International,
and Executive Director of the International Council
for Science (ICSU). She is a member of a number of
boards, including the UN Global Compact and the China
Council for International Cooperation on Environment
and Development. Ms. Marton-Lefvre has co-authored
numerous books and papers. In 1999 she received the
AAAS Award for International Cooperation in Science.
In 2008, she was made Chevalier de lOrdre national
de la Lgion dHonneur by the French Government
and was named Global Ambassador for Hungarian
Culture. She is a Fellow of the UKs Royal Geographical
Society and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art
and Science. Born in Hungary, Marton-Lefvre studied
history, ecology and environmental planning in the US
and in France.
DR. JULIA
MARTON-LEFVRE
Director General, IUCN and
Dr. Russell Mittermeier, President,
Conservation International
THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE
& BIO-DIVERSITY
Thursday 15 December 2011
9:27 - 9:47 am
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DR. RUSSELL
MITTERMEIER
President, Conservation International
Whether clasping the hand of a world leader in a firm
handshake or gently cradling a mouse lemur in his palm,
there is no one on Earth quite like Russell Mittermeier.
When he isnt hip deep in piranha-infested waters, hes
hammering out agreements between CI and indigenous
tribes or multinational corporations. The man once
described as the Indiana Jones of conservation is the
only working field biologist at the head of a major
international environmental organisation, and he brings
the daring and ingenuity that have served him so well
in the field to his role at the helm of Conservation
International. Addressing a scientific convention,
the board of a global conglomerate, or the crowds
gathered for the opening of the Expedition Everest
ride at Disneys Animal Kingdom, Russ is nothing short
of a force of nature when it comes to inspiring crowds
with his wild experiences and bold vision.
EFFECTING CHANGE
Wednesday 14 December 2011
9:00 - 9:05 am
DR. SYLVIA
EARLE
National Geographic
MISSION BLUE:
PROTECT & RESTORE THE
OCEAN, EARTHS BLUE HEART
Wednesday 14 December 2011
9:05 - 10:05 am
Sylvia /. Earl (born 935) is a ovout aovocat o
public education regarding the importance of the
oceans as an essential environmental habitat.
Sylvia A. Earle is a former chief scientist of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and
a leading American oceanographer. She was among
the first underwater explorers to make use of modern
self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
(SCUBA) gear, and identified many new species of
marine life. With her former husband, Graham Hawkes,
Earle designed and built a submersible craft that could
dive to unprecedented depths of 3,000 feet.
Earle is a devout advocate of public education
regarding the importance of the oceans as an essential
environmental habitat. She is currently the president
and chief executive officer of Deep Ocean Technology
and Deep Ocean Engineering in Oakland, California, as
well as the coauthor of Exploring the Deep Frontier:
The Adventure of Man in the Sea and sole author of Sea
Chang: / Mssag o th Ocan, publisho in 995.
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MR. PHILIPPE
COUSTEAU JNR.
Explorer, Social Entrepreneur and
Environmental Advocate
OCEANS & BLUE CARBON
Wednesday 14 December 2011
9:05 - 10:05 am
Philippe Cousteau is the 31-year-old son of Jan
and Philippe Cousteau Sr., and the grandson of
Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. As a member of
the legendary family, Philippe is continuing the
work of his father through EarthEcho International
(www.earthecho.org), the non-profit organization he
founded with his sister and mother and of which he
serves as President.
His goal is to engage and empower people to
take action for a brighter future. His tools are
simpleeducation, balanced advocacy and a
commitment to action.
DR. ROLPH
PAYET
President, University of Seychelles,
Special Advisor to the President of the
Seychelles
OCEANS & BLUE CARBON
Wednesday 14 December 2011
9:05 - 10:05 am
As an international policy expert and researcher on
environment and island issues, Rolph Payet is currently
Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of
Seychelles on numerous environmental matters.including
sustainable development, biodiversity and international
environment policy.
Rolph Payet is founding member/trustee of the Global
Island Partnership, the Sea Level Rise Foundation,
the Seychelles University Foundation, the Seychelles
Centre for Marine Research and Technology, the Island
Conservation Society and the Silhouette Foundation.
Rolph has been instrumental in increasing the visibility
and impact of numerous regional and international
organisations such as the International Coral Reef Initiative
(co-chair rom 2CC3-2CC5) ano th Nairobi Convntion
Regional Seas Programme (coordinator 1998-now)
In November 2007, he shared in the IPCC Nobel Peace
Prize as an IPCC Lead Author. In January 2007, he was
selected a Young Global Leader by the World.
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MR. LELEI
LELAULU
Chairman, Foundation for the Peoples
of the South Pacific
DISASTER REDUCTION AND
RECOVERY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
10:17 - 11:17 am
Lelei LeLaulu is a development entrepreneur working
at the confluence of climate change, tourism, food
security and renewable energy. A coordinator of the
Oceania Sustainable Tourism Alliance, Lelei is also
Executive Director of the Small Island Developing
States Climate Change Alliance of the Earth Council
and President of the renewable energy company,
Sustainable Solutions in the Dominican Republic. He
is Chairman of the Foundation for the Peoples of the
South Pacific (FSP) the oldest and largest non-profit
development network in the Pacific islands.
Lelei is a board member of several international
organisations including Applied Brilliance, the National
Cancer Coalition of the US, and the South-Eastern Europe
Film Festival. He is a founding director of the World
Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development,
and the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable
Tourism (CMEx), the George Washington University
School of Business, an original member of the Symposium
series on Religion, Science and the Environment, and
manager of the Royal Polynesian Dancers world tour.
MS. HELENA
MOLIN VALDS
Deputy Director, UN International
Strategy for Disaster Reduction
(UNISDR)
DISASTER REDUCTION AND
RECOVERY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
10:17 - 11:17 am
Helena Molin Valds is the Deputy Director of the ISDR
Secretariat in Geneva and coordinates the Making Cities
Resilient campaign 2010-2011.
She was a key UNISDR representative in the development
and negotiation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
2CC5-2C5: Puiloing th Rsilinc o Nations ano
Communities to Disasters. She has worked actively in
regional networking for disaster risk reduction, inter-
agency coordination and other areas of work of the
ISDR Secretariat. An architect by training, with a master
degree in architecture and development planning,
Helena joined the United Nations in 1992, when she set up
the regional unit for Latin America and the Caribbean of
the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
in Costa Rica. She previously worked for the Pan-
American Health Organization on disaster mitigation in
health facilities and for a Swedish development NGO.
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PROF. DAVID
JHIRAD
Professor and Director,
Energy, Resources and Environment
Centre. Johns Hopkins University of
Advanced International Studies
FINANCING THE FUTURE
Wednesday 14 December 2011
11:47 - 12:47 pm
Former professor and researcher at Georgetown
Universitys School of Foreign Service, Brookhaven
National Laboratory, California Institute of Technology,
Boston University and the University of Massachusetts; was
special advisor on energy and climate and Vice President
of Research and Evaluation at The Rockefeller Foundation
and was Vice President for Science and Research at the
World Resources Institute; served in the U.S. Department
of Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International
Energy Policy, Trade and Investment and Senior Advisor
to the Secretary of Energy; led U.S. bilateral relationships
with all major energy producing and consuming nations,
and represented the United States as Vice Chairman of
the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency
in Paris and lead delegate to the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation Energy Working Group; as Senior Energy
and Science Advisor to USAID, worked in Latin America,
South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on energy policies
to ensure equity, environmental sustainability, energy
technology innovation and infrastructure investment;
testified before Congress on energy and environmental
issues; Ph.D., applied physics, Harvard University.
Jonathan Walters is the Executive Editor of
GOVERNING. He has been covering state and local
public policy and administration for more than 30
years. He has contributed to dozens of publications,
including the Washington Post and USA Today. He
is the author of Measuring Up: GOVERNINGs Guide
to Performance Measurement for Geniuses and other
Public Managers, a second edition of Measuring Up,
and Good Press, Bad Press, Depressed: GOVERNINGs
Survival Guide for Public Officials. He graduated from
the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a degree
in English/Journalism.
MR. JONATHAN
WALTERS
Executive Editor, GOVERNING
FINANCING THE FUTURE
Wednesday 14 December 2011
9:05 - 10:05 am
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MR. YANN
ARTHUS-
BERTRAND
Photographer
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is perhaps the best known aerial
photographer on the planet. He has sold more than
3 million copies worldwide of his seminal photo essay
Earth From Above, a decade-spanning attempt to
photograph all the vistas of the planet from the sky,
whether by helicopter, hot air balloon, or anything else
that flies.
Arthus-Bertrand seeks to uncover the story behind
the landscape, not just create a pretty picture. Indeed,
his subjects are not always photogenic -- his prints
show poverty and strife as well as green tranquility;
and everywhere in his work is the encroaching hand of
humanity and its enterprise. He keeps close track of the
coordinates of his locations, so other photographers
may track their progress over time.
His newest project takes a different view -- focusing
more closely on the people who live on this planet.
Called 6 Billion Others, the project was a centerpiece
of Pangea Day 2008.
EARTH FROM ABOVE
Wednesday 14 December 2011
1:47 - 2:07 pm
EarthVoice is active in over 100 countries, empowering
local partners and implementing model projects to
promote humane, sustainable development. Mr. Hartke
has recently added to his responsibilities by directing
the international anti-factory farms campaign. He has
received numerous awards for his international work,
including awards from the United Nations Environment
Programme.
He was appointed by President Clinton to the Board of
Directors of the Enterprise for the Americas the most
significant international environmental Board consisting
of Cabinet Members and leading NGOs. Mr. Hartke
serves as a Director on numerous Boards of Directors
dealing with the global environment and sustainable
development.
MR. JAN
HARTKE
The Clinton Foundation
INNOVATIVE CITIES:
DESIGNING FOR RESILIENCY
AND CHANGE
Wednesday 14 December 2011
2:07 - 3:07 pm
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MR. F. RICHARD
FEDRIZZI
President, World Green Building Council
Rick Fedrizzi, founding chair of the U.S. Green Building
Council (USGBC) in 1993, was appointed President
& CEO o th rapioly growing organisation in /pril
2CC4. Unor his laorship, USGPC has unortakn a
far-reaching agenda that has tripled its membership,
broadened its influence, and cemented its role as a
leadership voice in the global sustainability movement.
Before his appointment, Rick was founder and president
of Green-Think, an environmentally focused marketing
and communications consulting firm. Rick founded
Grn-Think atr a oistinguisho 25-yar carr
at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where
he served as an in-house environmental marketing
consultant. He serves on numerous boards and advisory
forums, including the board of the Green Building
Certification Institute. He has won several awards,
including most recently the Charles H. Percy Award for
Public Service from the Alliance to Save Energy.
INNOVATIVE CITIES:
DESIGNING FOR RESILIENCY
AND CHANGE
Wednesday 14 December 2011
2:07 - 3:07 pm
MR. KONRAD
OTTO-ZIMMERMAN
Secretary General, ICLEI-Local
Governments for Sustainability
INNOVATIVE CITIES:
DESIGNING FOR RESILIENCY
AND CHANGE
Wednesday 14 December 2011
2:07 - 3:07 pm
Konrads Present role as Secretary General of ICLEI
Local Governments for Sustainability, the worlds largest
association of municipal governments dedicated to
sustainable development and environmental protection.
lts mmbrship compriss ovr ,24C mtropoliss,
cities, towns, counties and provinces in 70 countries.
ICLEI works trough its headquarters on Bonn/Germany
and 11 regional secretariats and country offices.
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MR. NAJIB
SAAB
Secretary General, Arab Forum for
Environment and Development
WATER SECURITY:
KNOWING WHAT WE
NEED TO KNOW
Wednesday 14 December 2011
3:49 - 4:49 pm
An architect by training, Najib Saab is publisher and
Editor-in-Chief of Al-Bia Wal-Tanmia (Environment
& Dvlopmnt), th laoing pan-/rab magazin on
sustainable development and Secretary General of
/rab Forum or Environmnt & Dvlopmnt (/FED).
He has a varied experience, ranging from designing
for multi-nationals like General Motors and lecturing
on corporate architecture at the American University
of Beirut, to advising various governments and
agencies on environment and writing on sustainable
development and technology.
He is a 2003 laureate of the United Nations
Environmnt Programm's Global 5CC /waro
for environmental achievement, and in 2011
was awarded Zayed International Prize for the
Environment. He is co-editor, with Mostafa Tolba
and Mohamed El-Ashry, of the annual reports on the
State of the Arab Environment published by AFED.
MR. MALCOLM
JOHNSON
Head of Standardization, International
Telecommunications Union
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS:
THEN, NOW & BEYOND
Wednesday 14 December 2011
4:49 - 5:01 pm
Malcolm Johnson was elected Director of the ITU
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau by the
Plenipotentiary Conference 2006 in Antalya, Turkey. He
took office on 1 January 2007. On 7 October 2010 he was
re-elected for a second term by the ITU Plenipotentiary
Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, and began his second
term on 1 January 2011. During his time in office he has raised
awareness of the significance of the standardisation work of
ITU in general but especially in relation to some of the most
critical challenges of our time such as: cybersecurity; climate
change; and accessibility to ICTs for persons with disabilities.

Prior to his election as Director of TSB he had lead
responsibility for UK in ITU and CEPT at the UKs Office
of Communications (Ofcom). Between 1992 and 2003,
he was Director of the UKs Radiocommunications
Agency, and between 1987 and 1992, he worked in the
Telecommunication Regulations Division of DGXIII of the
European Commission. Before this he represented UK in
many other international organisations. He graduated from
the University of Wales, Cardiff with 1st Class Honours BSc
and MSc in 1976.
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MR. JOS
ACHACHE
Secretariat Director, GEO;
NETWORK OF NETWORKS:
BEYOND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
5:13 - 6:13 pm
Jos Achache became the first Director of the Group
on Earth Obsrvations (GEO) Scrtariat in 2CC5. O
French nationality, Prof. Achache began his career at
the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris as a Research
Assistant and then as Charg de Recherche. In 1989,
he became a Professor, created the Department of
Space Studies and was appointed Director of the
Graduate School of Earth Sciences.
In 1996, he joined the French Geological Survey (BRGM)
as deputy director of the Research Division and the
following year became its director. In 1999, he joined
the French Space Agency (CNES) as advisor to the
President and, in 2000, he was appointed Deputy
Director General of CNES.
In 2002, Prof. Achache joined the European Space
Agency (ESA) as Director of Earth Observation.
While at ESA, he developed the Global Monitoring
for Environment and Security (GMES) programme
in partnership with the European Commission.
Mr. Eric van Praag currently coordinates the GeoSUR
Program, a Latin American Spatial Data Infrastructure
Initiative led by CAF The Latin American Development
Bank and the Pan-American Institute of Geography
and History (PAIGH). GeoSUR has established the first
Latin American Network of geospatial data providers,
in support of better project planning and decision
making in the region. Mr. van Praag also serves as the
Information Technology Officer in charge of designing
and implementing ICT for development projects in the
Latin America region on behalf of CAF. He is the South
American representative in the Global Spatial Data
Infrastructure Association Board of Directors.
MR. ERIC I.
VAN PRAAG
Regional Coordinator, Geospatial
Information for South American
Integration (GeoSUR)
NETWORK OF NETWORKS:
BEYOND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
5:13 - 6:13 pm
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MR. STEVEN
RAMAGE
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
NETWORK OF NETWORKS:
BEYOND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
5:13 - 6:13 pm
The OGC is the industry standards body for all
things related to spatial technology and location,
namely addressing geospatial data exchange and
interoperability. The consortium members operate across
a large range of domains including built environment,
emergency and disaster management, and the
geosciences. Steven is responsible for the management
of a broad range of marketing, communications and
education program activities worldwide. These include
encouraging participation in OGC programs from the
OGC's intrnational ntwork - in xcss o 4CC mmbr
organisations and alliance partners. He also works closely
with the OGC Global Advisory Council and the OGC Board
of Directors. Steven has been privileged to work and live
throughout the world in a variety of organisations in the
geospatial industry including Oceonics (Fugro), Navteq
(Nokia) and most recently the 1Spatial Group, where he
was part of the Management Buy Out team. He has a
degree in Information Management and an international
postgraduate diploma in European Marketing. He
speaks several languages fluently including French and
Norwegian.
MR. PAUL
CHEUNG
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
NETWORK OF NETWORKS:
BEYOND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
5:13 - 6:13 pm
In this role, Paul facilitates the development of the
global statistical system and coordinates the work of
the United Nations Statistical Commission. He oversees
a programme of work that includes the development of
international statistical standards, the dissemination of
global statistical data, the provision of technical advice
to member states in the development of national
statistical systems, the coordination of international
statistical activities, and the delivery of programme
support to the UN System on all statistical matters.
Professor Cheung also has the responsibility of
implementing the UN mandates on geospatial
information, cartography, and geographic names. In
2011, his initiative of establishing an inter-governmental
platform to address issues on Global Geospatial
Information Management was approved by the UN
Economic and Social Council. This global multilateral
mechanism will explore all issues arising from the
geospatial information revolution, a term commonly
used to describe the rapid rise in the use and access of
such information.
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MR. GEOFFREY
ROBERTSON QC
Barrister/Broadcaster
HYPOTHETICAL
Monday 12 December 2011
6:45 - 8:20pm
Robertson was born in Australia and grew up in the
Syony suburb o Eastwooo,[4] attnoing Epping Poys'
High School. He obtained his law degree from the Sydney
Law School before winning a Rhodes Scholarship to
study at Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of
Civil Law. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary degree
of Doctor of Laws by the University of Sydney.
Robertson has appeared in cases before the European
Court of Human Rights and in other courts across the
world. Amongst these, Robertson was involved in the
defence of Michael X in Trinidad and has appeared
for the defence in a libel case against former Prime
Minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore. Robertson has
also been on several human rights missions on behalf of
Amnesty International, such as to Mozambique, Venda,
Czechoslovakia, Malawi, Vietnam and South Africa.
Since 1981, often with long intervals in between, Robertson
has hosted an Australian television series of programmes
called Geoffrey Robertsons Hypotheticals. These shows
invite notable people, often including former and current
political leaders, to discuss contemporary issues by
assuming imagined identities in hypothetical situations.
MR. ALESSANDRO
ANNONI
Joint Research Centre (JRC),
European Commission
NETWORK OF NETWORKS
BEYOND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Wednesday 14 December 2011
5:13 - 6:13 pm
He has a degree in Physics from the University of Milan
and worked in the private sector until 1996, managing
companies specialising in GIS, earth observation and
software development. He joined the JRC in 1997.
/lssanoro has mor than 25 yars xprinc in
various environmental fields, working on spatial
planning, spatial analysis, environmental modelling,
geo-information and related technologies, remote
sensing, image processing, system design and software
development. He has participated in several European
projects (GIGAS, ORCHESTRA, GINIE, ETEMII, PANEL-
GI, NATURE-GIS, GIPSIE, SAFIR, DOCMIX,..) and is
author, co-author and editor of over 100 papers and
books.
Since 2006 he has been appointed as Co-Chair of the
GEOSS Architecture and Data Committee. Alessandro
is also a member of the Executive Board of the
International Society for Digital Earth.
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DR. FRED
MOAVENZADEH
James Mason Crafts Professor,
Professor of Civil and Environmental
Engineering and Engineering
Systems, Director, Technology and
Development Program, MIT
MASDAR & THE WAY
FORWARD
Wednesday 14 December 2011
9:59 - 10:11 am
Fred Moavenzadehs current interests include technology
and development with special focus on formulation of
technological policies for socio-economic development.
He is particularly interested in institutional structures
required to develop a viable science and technology
infrastructure that could serve the human resource
development strategy of newly industrialized nations.
As the director of the Center for Technology, Policy, and
Industrial Development from October 1998 to June 2006,
he focused on developing an institutional environment
at MIT that fostered interdisciplinary research and
collaborative efforts between academia, government,
and industry. As director of the Technology and
Development Program, he has led numerous collaborative
programs in science, technology, and development and
is currently assisting with the development of the Masdar
Institute, a post-graduate, educational and research
institute in Abu Dhabi. In addition, he continues to direct
two collaborative programs in Thailand: King Mongkut
University of Technology and the National Science
Technology Development Agency.
MR. MATHIS
WACKERNAGEL
President, Global Footprint Network
OUR IMPACT ON THE FUTURE
Thursday 15 December 2011
9:47 - 9.59 am
Mathis is co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and has
worked on sustainability issues for government agencies,
NGOs and businesses on all continents. Mathis previously
served as the director of the Sustainability Program at
Redefining Progress in Oakland, California, and ran the
Centro de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad in Xalapa,
Mxico. Mathis has authoro or contributo to ovr 5C
peer-reviewed papers, numerous articles and reports and
various books on sustainability that focus on the question of
embracing limits and developing metrics for sustainability.
After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from the
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, he completed his
Ph.D. in community and regional planning at the University
of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. There, as his
doctoral dissertation with Professor William Rees, he
created the Ecological Footprint concept. Beginning in 2011,
h will also b th Frank H. T. Rhoos Class o 956 Visiting
Professor at Cornell University. Mathis awards include an
honorary doctorate from the University of Berne in 2007,
a 2007 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, a 2006
VVF /waro or Consrvation Mrit ano th 2CC5 Hrman
Daly Award of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics.
DR. DANIEL
EDELSON
Senior Vice President, Education,
National Geographic Society, Executive
Director, National Geographic Society
Foundation
INNOVATION THROUGH
EDUCATION & AWARENESS
Thursday 15 December 2011
10:11 - 10:26 am
Dr. Daniel Edelson has dedicated his career to improving
young peoples understanding of the world they live in
and their role in determining its future. In his position
as vice president for education, he oversees National
Geographics outreach to educators and its efforts
to improve geographic and geoscience education
in the United States and abroad. This work includes
the creation of educational materials for learners of
all ages, the delivery of professional development for
educators, the implementation of public engagement
programs, advocacy on behalf of geographic education
in policy discussions and grant-making to support
geographic literacy initiatives throughout the United
States and Canada.
He received his Ph.D. in computer science (artificial
intelligence) from Northwestern University and his B.S.
in engineering sciences from Yale University.
Ed Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google,
with responsibility for evangelising Googles mission to
organise the worlds information using geography, and
tools including Google Earth, Google Maps and Google
Maps for Mobile. In his role he also maintains links with
Universities, Research and Standards Organisations
which are involved in the development of Geospatial
Technology.
Ed is based in Googles London office, and anywhere
else he can plug in his laptop.
He earned a Masters degree in Applied Remote
Sensing from Cranfield Institute of Technology and
holds a Honorary Doctorate in Science from Kingston
University, London.
Ed is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and
is the author of numerous articles, professional papers
and presentations to International Conferences and
he developed one of first weblogs in the Geospatial
Industry at www.edparsons.com.
MR. ED
PARSONS
Geospatial Technologist, Google
NEW MEDIA:
STORY TELLING TODAY
Thursday 15 December 2011
10:26 - 10:38 am
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MS. KHULOOD
AL MUALLA
Award winning UAE Poet
GENERATION
TO GENERATION
Thursday 15 December 2011
11:40 - 11:45 am
Khulodi Has Bachelors degree in Architecture from
UAE University and Masters degree in Project
Management from Reading University in the UK,
and a Bachelors degree in Arabic Language from
Beirut University. She currently resides in Dubai,
where she works for a well-known international
telecommunications company.
Khulooo has to oat publisho 5 volums o potry.
Her first, Here, I Lost the Time (1997) her second,
You, Alone (1999); her third and fourth, Ha of the
Absent* (2003) and Perhaps Here (2008), and her
fifth, Duna An Artawi (2011).
Critics have received her work favorably, saying
when poetry and science combine together, the
reader finds himself in front of severely summarized
and intensified texts. It touches the spirit, takes it
high to beautiful horizons and leaves it in harmony
with itself and more capable of discovering the
hidden meanings of the life and its details. Her
poems are founded on a desire to challenge the
world through a Sufi insight in which she discovers
transparently herself, life and the universe and that
Khulood leaves the soul on the edges of the poem.
In 2008, Khulood won the Buland Al Haidari Award
for Young Arab Poets at the 30th Aseela International
Cultural Festival in Morocco, an event that celebrates
visionary poets and intellectuals from the Arab
World. She was the first poet from the Gulf to win
this award. She maintains a prominent presence in
the Gulf poetry scene, participating in cultural events
and having her work published in Arabic newspapers
and magazines.
She is now beginning to receive international
recognition as well, with a selection of poems from
her four books translated into Spanish and Turkish;
some of her poems translated in English, German
and Italian.
Stephen is Head of Computational Science at
Microsoft Research. He leads a highly inter-disciplinary
Laboratory and Research Units to tackle fundamental
problems in science in areas of societal importance,
by bringing together radically new thinking, new kinds
of scientists and developing a new generation of
computational methods and software tools to enable
new kinds of science. Stephen is also Professor of
Computational Science at the University of Oxford.
DR. STEPHEN
EMMOTT
Head of Computational Science
at Microsoft Research
BRIDGING THE DATA GAP
Wednesday 14 December 2011
10:05 - 10:17 am
A world player in
sustainable aviation services
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DR. GILBERTO
CAMARA
Secretary General, ICLEI-Local
Governments for Sustainability
WATER SECURITY:
KNOWING WHAT WE NEED
TO KNOW
Wednesday 14 December 2011
3:49 - 4:49 pm
Dr. Gilbrto Cmara (born 956) is a rsarchr in
the areas of Geoinformatics, Spatial Databases, and
Environmental Modelling. He is General Director of
Brazils National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
for the period 2010 to 2013, on a second four-year
mandate, and is internationally known for defending
free access for geospatial data and software. Cmara
set up the open access policy for the images from the
CBERS China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellites and for
the maps for measuring deforestation in Amazonia.
He led the development of SPRING, a free GIS that
innovated in the use of object-oriented modelling for
spatial data, and of TerraLib, an open source GIS library
for large environmental databases. He is a member of
the editorial boards of the Journal of Earth Science
Informatics and Computers, Environment and Urban
System, and is a professor in INPEs graduate programs
in Earth System Science and Computer Science. He
has publisho svral books ano mor than 5C paprs
in conferences and journals, that have been cited more
than 42CC tims (Googl Scholar - Sptmbr 2CC).
Peter holds a Masters Degree in Environmental
Management and a PhD in Forestry and Forest Product
Techniques.
He brings to UNEP more than 20 years experience
as an environmental scientist, project manager and
strategist with the US Government, academia, the UN
Development Programme (UNDP) and, currently, the
private sector where he collaborated closely with the
US space agency NASA.
As a scientist, Peter has gained international
recognition and respect, particularly in the field of
environmental assessment. His career has been
characterised by successes in applying environmental
science, assessment and information to promoting and
developing environmental policies at all levels. Peter is
an American national.
DR. PETER
GILRUTH
Director of the Division of Early Warning
and Assessment (DEWA)
EYE ON EARTH DECLERATION
Wednesday 12 December 2011
10:00 - 10:15 am
PARTNERSHIPS
C4
PLATINUM
PARTNERSHIPS
Incubated by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi with
the support of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi
Emirate, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) is
a membership-based organization whose mission is
to promote sustainability principles and practices by
providing learning and knowledge sharing opportunities,
advocacy and policy recommendations, to government,
private and not for profit organizations, in a spirit of
shared responsibility, cooperation and open dialogue
for the common good. At present, the ADSG has 26
members and is open to organizations willing to practice
and champion sustainability in Abu Dhabi.
For more information visit www.adsg.ae.
EEA, with its partners Microsoft and Esri, will be
launching Eye on Earth during the Abu Dhabi Summit.
Eye on Earth is a global public information service. A
key goal is to expand and improve the environmental
knowledge base. The service allows for the online
collection of vast amounts of data and information
from diverse sources across the globe. Online web
applications allow users to manipulate the collected
information, without the need for technical expertise,
to create new knowledge. Much of the service will be
open and accessible to anyone in the world. Similar to
YouTube, data and information can be shared within
closed groups or with the entire Eye on Earth network.
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Esris geographic information system (GIS) technology
gives you the power to think and plan geographically.
Uso tooay in mor than 35C,CCC organizations
worldwide, Esri helps governments, universities, and
businesses save money, lives, and our environment.

Esri helps you understand and question data in ways that
reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. So whether
you are setting environmental policy, tracking a species
or studying population impact, you can use GIS to solve
problems and make better decisions. By leveraging
technology from Esri, individuals and organizations can
visualize, organize and share geographic information
that promotes a better understanding of our world.
At Microsoft, were motivated every day by people
and organizations using our software to find creative
solutions to environmental and societal challenges.
Whether its implementing a green data center in
Africa to help UNEP achieve its energy neutrality
goals, or helping Portugal develop one of the worlds
first purpose-built smart cities or facilitating greater
awareness of local environmental challenges in Europe
through better acquisition, management and analysis
of important data, we see technology as playing
an increasingly important role in creating a more
sustainable, low-carbon economy.
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Critigen is a full lifecycle IT and spatial systems
integrator driving business performance through spatial
IT. Clients frequently hire Critigen for its worldwide
experience making GIS work in organizations of all
sizes, integrating GIS with asset management, ERP and
other enterprise systems and deploying spatial insight
via the web and mobile devices.
Global reach, top-tier partnerships and full-lifecycle
spatial expertise ensure that Critigen delivers
impactful, comprehensive solutions to businesses
and governments. Critigens expert services include
Executive visioning and Return on Location
SM
, Spatial
Enterprise Architecture, Spatial data acquisition,
Spatial analytics and intelligence, Spatial application
development, Mobile development and Cloud services.
Founded in 1972, SAP today has sales and development
locations in mor than 5C countris worlowio,
enabling more than 176,000 customers to operate
profitably, adapt continuously and grow sustainably.
SAP empowers people and organizations to work
together more efficiently and use business insight
more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We
do this by extending the availability of software across
on-premise installations, on-demand deployments and
mobile devices.
We believe that the power of our people, products and
partners unleashes growth and creates significant new
value for our customers, SAP, and ultimately, entire
industries and the economy at large. Our mission is to
help companies of all sizes and industries to run better.
Our vision is to help the world run better.
Visit us at www.sap.com/mena
GOLD
PARTNERSHIPS
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Google Earth and Maps for business combine the
familiar, interactive Google mapping products with
added features designed especially for business users.
The range of Google products make it easy for your
employees to view, understand, and make decisions
about location-based information.
The Geographic Planning Collaborative Inc. was
launcho in 995 by Mark Sornsn to provio
geospatial consulting services and solutions globally.
As a full service consulting firm and consortium of
international collaborators, GPCI supports clients in
the application of geographic and related information
technologies and standards to develop geospatial
solutions.
SILVER
PARTNERSHIPS
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Barclays is a major global financial services provider
engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and
investment banking and wealth management with an
extensive international presence. With over 300 years
of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates
in ovr 5C countris ano mploys ovr 45,CCC popl.
Bayanat for Mapping and Surveying LLC, is a wholly-
owned Mubadala company that was born from the
commercialization of the UAE Armed Forces Military
Survey Department (MSD). Bayanat continues this
tradition of service by building on the heritage from
MSD to deliver world-class geospatial services to
better serve UAE community.
Conservation International is a global organization
with offices in over 30 countries. Building upon a
strong foundation of science, partnership and field
demonstration, Conservation International empowers
societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature,
our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information
and insight for decision makers and analysts in defense
and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure,
energy, and online media. Our geospatial intelligence
solutions deliver a clear understanding of our changing
world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize
resources. Learn more at www.geoeye.com
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Gospatial Moia & Communications (ormrly
GIS Development) works towards raising profile
and expanding the horizons of geospatial industry
worldwide. It endeavours to create awareness about
geospatial technology; connect various stakeholders
of geospatial community; advocate for the right policy
environment; and provide an ideal platform for business
development activities through its publications and
conferences. Visit: www.geospatialmedia.net
GEONETCast part of GEOSS is a global network of
satellite-based data dissemination systems providing
near-real-time environmental data and products for
decision-making. System providers are the China
Meteorological Administration (CMA), the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of
Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).
Khatib ano /lami (K&/), is th laoing GlS srvics ano
utility solutions provider and the First Esri Gold Partner
in th Miool East /rica. K&/ mploys ovr 2C GlS
professionals and has successfully implemented many
ntrpris solutions or various inoustris. K&/ srvics
include: enterprise solutions, consulting, database
and applications design and development, system
architecture, training, operation and maintenance.
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Masdar is Abu Dhabis multi-faceted initiative advancing
the development, commercialisation and deployment
of renewable energy technologies and solutions. The
company serves as a link between todays fossil fuel
economy and the energy economy of the future -
developing the greenprint for how we will live and
work tomorrow. Backed by the stability and reputation
of the Mubadala Development Company, the strategic
investment company of the government of Abu Dhabi,
Masdar is dedicated to the emirates long-term vision
for the future of energy.

For more information about the Masdar Initiative,
please visit: www.masdar.ae
Stay connected: facebook.com/masdar.ae
twitter.com/masdar
The Senseable City Laboratory aims to investigate and
anticipate how digital technologies are changing the
way people live and their implications at the urban
scale. Recent projects include The Copenhagen
Wheel which debuted at the UN Climate Change
Conference and Trash Track shown at the Seattle
Public Library.
Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering
ano ovlopmnt consultancy with mor than 4,CCC
sta, /ED 6 billion rvnu ano work in 4C countris
for the public and private sectors. The company has
bn working in th Miool East or mor than 4C
years and employs 2000 people in offices throughout
the region.
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National Geographic Al Arabiya magazine is the Arabic
version of the International National Geographic
magazine, and is distributed across the pan-Arab region,
providing readers with superior content about the
world and all that is in it. The magazine reaches readers
who are curious about their world, and passionate
about discovery. Its rich content covers a range of
topics geography, nature and Environment, wildlife,
space and the universe, history, culture, adventure and
science as well as the award-winning photography
that has inspired and informed audiences globally for
decades. The Arabic edition includes content from
National Geographics international edition, and features
regionally-focused features created by the National
Geographic Al Arabiya team at Abu Dhabi Media.
The University of Notre Dames Environmental Change
Initiative is leading an innovative virtual climate change
organization called the Collaboratory for Climate
Change Adaptation. The Collaboratory is a virtual
community that is transformative in its interdisciplinary
integration of cyber-infrastructure, data science,
networking, computational tools, modeling, policy, and
citizen science.
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The OGC is an international consortium of more than
43C companis, govrnmnt agncis, rsarch
organizations, and universities participating in a
consensus process to develop publicly available
geospatial standards. OGC Standards support
interoperable solutions that geo-enable the Web,
wireless and location-based services, and mainstream
IT. Visit the OGC website at:
www.opengeospatial.org/contact.
Proteus is a United Arab Emirates based company
specialising in environmental mapping techniques
from aircraft and satellite. The company brings new
tchnologis to rapioly map marin & coastal aras,
the environment, water resources, vegetation and
agriculture. Proteuss clients can expect to receive
unbiased, up to date technical advice and proposals
from world leading technologies.
Sougha is a social enterprise that represents Emirati
artisans men and women. Your support to Sougha,
will help the initiative reach out to more deprived
communities; buy more modern production tools
and raw materials; and will help Sougha reach the
international markets to ensure the preservation of the
Emirati identity.
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Space Imaging Middle East (SIME) is the leading
geospatial and GIS solutions provider in the MENA
region, and a founding Member of the WorldView
Global Alliance. The company offers a full spectrum
of products and services ranging from high-resolution
imagery collection and processing, to customized GIS
software solutions.
www.spaceimagingme.com
The Woods Hole Research Center is a private, non-
profit research organization focusing on environmental
sciences. Our scientists combine analysis of satellite
images of the Earth with field studies to measure, model,
and map changes in the worlds ecosystems.
The United Arab Emirates University, established in
1976, is the foremost comprehensive national university
in the UAE. It has 9 faculties with over 12,000 students
and close to 700 faculty members. UAEU offers Masters
and PhD programs and is committed to excellence in
education, research and service to the nation.
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The UNEPs Tunza programme is an initiative to develop
and enhance environmental awareness among young
people, with a vision to foster a generation of environmentally
conscious citizens, capable of positive action.
The Access Initiative (TAI) is the worlds largest network of
civil society organizations working to ensure that people
have the right and ability to influence decisions about the
natural resources that sustain their communities.
TAI is also co-promoting a Eye on Earth Special initiative
on access to information, public participation and access
to justice. The initiative, better known as the Access for
/ll (/4/) is on o svral othr initiativs compting
for selection.
To learn more, please visit www.accessinitiative.org
Ushahidi is a free and open source web and mobile
platform that allows you to create, visualize and
share stories on a map. It allows individuals to share
their stories on their own terms using the tools they
already have.
Wildscreen (www.wildscreen.org.uk) is a UK-based
education charity working globally to promote a
greater public appreciation of biodiversity and the
conservation of nature, through the power of wildlife
and environmental imagery. Wildscreens leading
public engagement and educational initiative is
ARKive (www.arkive.org), the worlds centralised
collection of films and photographs of life on Earth.
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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is an international
wildlife and environment conservation organization
with branches in many countries. It was founded in
1977 by English primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
and Genevieve di San Faustino.
Its mission is to advance the power of individuals to
take informed and compassionate action to improve
the environment of all living things.
As is a global institute, it has offices around the world,
in countries including Australia, Italy, Hong Kong and
the United Kingdom, while its Gombe Stream Research
Center is located in Gombe Stream National Park in
Tanzania.
ln lat 2CC5, th /bu Dhabi Govrnmnt - unor th
leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin
Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy
Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and
Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council began
to work on a far-reaching services transformation
programme that transcends all Government
departments, authorities, and administrations.
This programme strives to make the Abu Dhabi
Government more effective and efficient in delivering
modern services to its diverse customer base along a
multitude of delivery channels.
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CorpStation (www.corpstation.com) is a Markting &
Technology Company specialized in Branding, E-learning
& Eoutainmnt, Graphic osign, Mobil & Vb Srvics.
We offer exclusive tailor-made services, combining
the latest marketing technologies with creative design
solutions.
H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President,
issued, during his tenure as Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi,
th Law No. (2) oato 2CC4, stablishing Zayo Highr
Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs
(ZHO) in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as an umbrella for
all humanitarian bodies, social services, orphanages,
special needs institutions and any future bodies
established in Abu Dhabi for humanitarian goals.

With 12 centers for special needs and humanitarian care
across Abu Dhabi, ZHO provides a range of integrated
services that aim at rehabilitating disabled people for
inclusion into the community. These services include
training and education, vocational and therapeutic
rehabilitation (assessment, early intervention,
physiotherapy, functional therapy, speech therapy, and
vocational training workshops), psychological care,
family counseling, as well as supporting educational
and sport activities.

ZHOs Orphan Care Sector supervises Dar Zayed for
Family Care, Dar Zayed mission is to provide a safe and
supportive educational environment for orphans.
For more info please visit www.zho.ae
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Based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and London, Motivate
Publishing is one of the Middle Easts longest-
established and most successful publishing companies.
lts books portolio currntly stanos at mor than 25C
titles and magazine titles include Whats On, Emirates
Woman, Gulf Business, HELLO!, identity, Society Dubai
and Stuff. For further information about Motivate
Publishing please visit www.motivatepublishing.com
or www.booksarabia.com. Alternatively, contact us at
booksmotivat.a + 97 4 282 4C6C
The Wonderbag heat-retention cooker is one of South
Africas first programmatic (PoA) CDM projects being
registered by the UNFCCC.
A simple solution that focuses on developing countries
& communitis with high povrty, a shortag o ul
resources, high incidence of health problems associated
with air pollution, and injuries from fuel/wood fires.
5C,CCC Vonorbags ar in South /rican homs
alraoy - saving 5C,CCC carbon tonns this yar. V'r
on a mission to sav 8 million tonns ovr th nxt 5
years in South Africa alone, making cooking cleaner,
safer and more affordable.
Wonderbag is poised for expansion into Africa and the
UK in 2012 and potentially other continents.
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CINCS is developing an end-to-end solution for land-
use data and information integration to support a
market for carbon and water offsets. The process
from project start to the issuance of credits is
being automated. Our team uses cutting edge land
monitoring techniques and analytics to make an offset
a transparent commodity.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab
Emirates is based in its capital, Abu Dhabi. It currently
serves 86 passenger and cargo destinations in Africa,
Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North
America with a young and environmentally-efficient
fleet of 63 aircraft.
High standards of service and comfort include
world-class cuisine, flat-beds in its premium cabins
and the widest seats in economy, and more than
600 hours of in-flight entertainment, earning global
acknowledgement and recognition as the worlds
leading airline at the World Travel Awards.
Etihad plays a definitive role in Abu Dhabis economic
and environmental development, evident in a strategic
partnership with Masdar and collaboration with IATA
and other industry bodies to reduce carbon emissions
and mitigate the effects of climate change by airlines.
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EYE ON EARTH
EXHIBITION
PROGRAMME
EXHIBITION
HIGHLIGHTS
RIBBON CUTTING AND
VIP TOUR OF THE EYE
ON EARTH EXHIBITION
Tuesday 13 December 2011 Hall 1
12:15 pm
A VIP Opening by UAE leadership highlighting the
importance of the Exhibition and Summit and their
commitment to the community.
ONE UN PAVILION
Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December 2011 Hall 1
Mon - Wed: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The One UN Pavilion brings together, under one roof
at Eye on Earth, all United Nations agencies, funds
and programmes that illustrate the multi-dimensional
work the UN is doing in the area of environmental and
societal data and information access and networking.
ABU DHABI PAVILION
Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December 2011 Hall 1
Mon - Wed: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Abu Dhabi Pavilion will present Abu Dhabis
approach to a sustainable future and providing visitors
with an understanding of the Abu Dhabi Governments
core environmental focus.
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AGEDI SHOWCASE
Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December 2011 Hall 1
Mon - Wed: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI)
Showcase, highlighting its role in closing the environmental
data gap and encouraging global partnership
initiatives. Highlights include the interactive AGEDI
Tunnel explaining the Vision of AGEDI and how
AGEDI evolved to establish Eye on Earth; From a
Moment to a Movement.
NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC
AL ARABIYA EXHIBIT
Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December 2011 Hall 1
Mon - Wed: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
National Geographic Al Arabiya will be hosting an
exhibition booth, showcasing National Geographics
celebrated photography exhibition. Nat Geo Al Arabiya
will also present films and videos at the Eye on Earth
Theatre.
The Eye on Earth Exhibition will feature the
worlds leading experts in the fields of environmental,
geospatial and societal data.
Research
&
Innovation
Excellence
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GENERATION eYe
Monday 12 December 2011 Hall 1
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
This is a chanc or all 5 to 24 yar olos living in th
UAE to take part in the Summit through Generation
eYe. The Education Day is dedicated to Generation eYe
and runs during the Eye on Earth Exhibition throughout
Monday December 12. Must sees include a presentation
by Dr Jan Goooall rom hr Roots & Shoots Eoucation
Program, a liv /sk /li O&/ Sssion with local cultural
ambassador Ali Al Saloom including five Ask Ali films,
6C sconos + 6C voics = hour o Gnration Y, a
presentation by Yugratna Srivastava, Asia Pacific Youth
Ambassador as well as exclusive giveaways.
Engage with
NGOs, government
& private sector
organisations
EYE ON GIS
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 December 2011 Hall 1
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
GIS celebrates Abu Dhabis success in the adoption of
Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Eye on GIS will
also shar ral li succss storis o govrnmnt & smi-
government collaboration. The Abu Dhabi Pavilion will
feature key themes such as Urban Planning, Transport,
Community Facilities, Protected areas, Green City,
Eoucation ano Economic ovlopmnt in a oynamic &
interactive show, giving visitors the chance to browse
various interactive kiosks covering key sectors across
the emirate. A team of GIS experts will be available
throughout, sharing their achievements, initiatives, and
presenting live demos and presentations.
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AGEDI SHOWCASE
SCHEDULE
12:20 pm Project Presentation: Mr. William Dougherty CCR
Climate Change Assessment for Abu Dhabi, UAE and the Arabian Peninsula
1:00 pm Pitch Presentation: Mr. Fernando Ramos ForestWatchers
A Citizen Science Project for Deforestation Monitoring
3:5C pm Project Presentation: Mr. Steven Lutz GRID - Arendal
Blue Carbon in the Arabian Peninsula
4:C pm Pitch Presentation: Ms. Rachael McDonnel ICBA
Present and Future Regional Water Modeling Through MENA-LDAS
Day 1
Monday 12 December 2011
:4C am Pitch Proposal: Ms. Fatima Frutan Environmental Citizenship Program (ECP)
Bahrain Womens Association for Human Development
:5C am Project Presentation: Ms. Angela Mulgrew Hyder Consulting
Biodiversity Assessment for Abu Dhabi
12:00 pm Pitch Proposal: Mr. Herbert Haubold Environment Agency-Austria
Harmonized Land Monitoring
12:30 pm Project Presentation: Mr. Mark Sorenson GPC Inc.
Environmental Planning Tools: The State of the Environment, Sector Papers and
the Environmental Performance Index for Abu Dhabi (EPI)
1:00 pm Pitch Presentation: Mr. Steve Browdy OMS Tech Inc.
A Reference Architecture and Design for Community-Based Data
Interoperability Brokers
3:10 pm Pitch Proposal Mr. Luc Boerhboom University of Twente, The Netherlands
Decision Support, Distributed Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation:
Moving Data or Moving Apps
3:30 pm Project Presentation: Mr. Manuel Parra Corpstation
Integrated Education Tools - Interactive Atlas of Abu Dhabi
3:4C pm Project Presentation: Mr. Faris Sayegh Arabian GPC Inc.
Arab Region: Atlas of Our Canging Environment - a collaboration with UNEP
Day 2
Tuesday 13 December 2011
11:10 am Project Presentation: Ms. Angela Mulgrew Hyder Consulting
Biodiversity Assessment for Abu Dhabi
11:30 am Project Presentation: Mr. Steven Lutz GRID - Arendal
Blue Carbon in the Arabian Peninsula
11:30 am Pitch Proposal: Mr. Herbert Haubold Environment Agency-Austria
Harmonized Land Monitoring
11:30 am Project Presentation: Mr. Ad Bastiaansen E-Leaf
11:30 am Project Presentation: Mr. William Dougherty CCR
Climate Change Assessment for Abu Dhabi, AE and the Arabian Peninsula
11:30 am Pitch Presentation: Mr. Steve Browdy OMS Tech Inc.
An Online Collaborative Framework for Community Development of
Earth Observation Ontologies
11:30 am Project Presentation: Mr. Manuel Parra Corpstation
Integrated Education Tools - Interactive Atlas of Abu Dhabi
11:30 am Project Presentation: Mr. Mark Sorenson GPC Inc.
Future Water Assessment for Abu Dhabi, UAE and the Arabian Peninsula
1:30 pm Atlas Launch: Book Signing
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Day 3
Wednesday 14 December 2011
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EXHIBITION AREAS
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Abu Dhabi Pavillion
AGEDI Showcase
One UN Pavillion
Eye on Earth Theatre
Exhibitors
E1 Open Geospatial Consortium
(OGC)
E2 The Group of Earth
Observation (GEO)
E3 Conservation International
& Paciic Ocans
E4 Bayanet
E5 Motivate Publishing
E6 Geospatial World Magazine
E7 UNEP Major Groups
E8 The Jane Goodall Institute
E9 ARKive - Wildscreen
E10 Khalifa Fund
E11 National Geographic
E12 Khatib & /lami
E13 Proteus
E14 Afghan Delegation
E15 Zayed Higher Organisation
E16 MASDAR Institute
E17 MASDAR Corporate

Silver
S1 Google
S2 GPC
Gold
G1 SAP
G2 Critigen
Connect Lounge
Networking Lounge

Technology Showcase
TS1 Space Imaging Middle East
TS2 Mott MacDonald
TS3 ADSIC
TS4 CINCS
TS5 GeoEye
TK1 MIT Senseable City Lab
TK2 Notre Dame -
Adaptation Collaboratory
TK3 UAE University
TK4 Columbia University -
Earth Institute
TK5 MIST
TK6 Wonderbag
TK7 Woods Hole Research Centre
TK8 Ushahidi
Innovation Forum
IK1 The Surui Tribe
IK2 Citizen Science
IK3 Esoko
IK4 Beatona.net
IK5 Laleenok Resource Centre
IK6 Grassroots Mapping
IK7 IMAZON
IK8 GeoCat
IK9 DataBasin
IK10 Protected Planet
IK11 Kenya NEMAR - Mobile Mentor
IK12 Smallholder Support Network
IP1 Barclays
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GENERAL
INFORMATION
4C
EMERGENCY
INFORMATION
GENERAL
INFORMATION
SPOUSES & GUESTS
Only registered attendees may attend sessions.
Spouses and guests are welcome and encouraged
to join: The Eye On Earth Exhibition (Complimentary)
Opening Hours:
Monday 12 December: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 13 December: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vonsoay 4 Dcmbr: 9:CC am - 6:CC pm
Thursoay 5 Dcmbr: 9:CC am - 2:CC pm
RECEPTION DESK HOURS
Monday 12 December: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 13 December: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Vonsoay 4 Dcmbr: 9:CC am - 6:CC pm
Thursoay 5 Dcmbr: 9:CC am - 2:CC pm
For Fire, Medical Attention and Police the
UAE Emergency phone number is:
999
ADNEC Security can be reached at:
800 23632
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ACCESSING THE INTERNET
AT EYE ON EARTH
If you have a wireless device, you may access the
Internet via the Eye On Earth Summit.
BUSINESS CENTRE AT ADNEC
The ADNEC Business Centre offers a wide variety of
products and services for your comfort and convenience,
from wireless Internet connections to security lockers,
from meeting room facilities to translation services.
For a nominal fee the ADNEC Business Centre offers
the following services:
lntrnt Ca
Laptop Stations
Mting Rooms with capacitis ranging
from four to six people
Computr accssoris, harowar itms ano
office stationary for sale
Photocopying, laminating & binoing
(Colour ano Plack & Vhit)
Printing (Documnts, prsntations,
business cards, brochures, leaflets and manuals)
Scanning
Snoing ano Rciving axs
Sixtn Scurity lockrs availabl or hir
by hour or day
Translation
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Schedule
From Yas Island to ADNEC:
12 December 2011 Dparts: 7:5 am//rrivs: 8:CC am
13 December 2011 Dparts: 8:5 am//rrivs: 9:CC am
14 December 2011 Dparts: 8:5 am//rrivs: 9:CC am
15 December 2011 Dparts: 8:5 am//rrivs: 9:CC am
Schedule
From ADNEC to YAS Island:
12 December 2011 Dparts: 6:CC pm//rrivs: 6:45 pm
13 December 2011 Dparts: 6:CC pm//rrivs: 6:45 pm
14 December 2011 Dparts: 8:3C pm//rrivs: 9:5 pm
15 December 2011 Dparts: 6:CC pm//rrivs: 6:45 pm
15 December 2011
Shuttle transfer from ADNEC to
Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)
8:00 am - 2:00 pm / Every hour, on the hour
15 December 2011
Shuttle transfers from Yas Island based hotels
to Abu Dhabi Airport
6:00 am - 12:00 am / Every hour, on the hour
TRANSPORTATION
Airport
Transfers
Departures
Coach transfers will be
made available to Summit
attendees free of charge.
Please review the following
schedule for pick up and
drop off times.
Transfers
from ADNEC
to Yas Island
Transfers from Yas Island
to ADNEC will be made
available to Summit
attendees.
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