Champion of the earth – UNEP

Kevin M. Conrad

Director of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations
2009 Champion of the Earth Policy Leadership

Kevin M. Conrad is a Papua New Guinean lawyer and environmentalist, whose efforts have centered on reducing deforestation, strengthening forest conservation and recognizing the value of tropical forest ecosystems. He has made a significant contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) especially the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN REDD) programme in developing countries. Conrad also represented Papua New Guinea during the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, where he urged the United States to take leadership on climate change.