Sharing country experiences (parallel sessions) - Synergistic implementation and lessons learned
Tuesday, 2 April 2019
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
UN City Copenhagen

Official meeting

Biographies

Interactive discussions around country cases showcasing integration of climate objectives and a range of SDGs through national policies, strategies and programmes.

Moderator:

Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO

Panel
  • Mr. Jerome Evangelio Ilagan, Chief, Policy Research and Development, Climate Change Commission, Philippines
  • Ms. Stineke Oenema, Coordinator, UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition
  • Mr. Nicolas Costa, Technical Assistant of the Agricultural Unit for Sustainability and Climate Change, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay
  • Mr. Jorge Gutierrez, Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment Studies, Colombia
  • Mr. Boris Greguška, Chair, 14th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests; Chief State Counsellor, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Slovak Republic
  • Ms. Livia Hollins, Agriculture, Adaptation, SDGs and Interagency Relations, UNFCCC
  • Ms. Hanne Søndergaard, Executive Vice President, Arla Foods
Biographies
Mr. Boris Greguška
Chair of the UNFF14 Bureau, Chief State Counsellor, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic
Mr. Boris Greguška

Chair of the UNFF14 Bureau, Chief State Counsellor, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic

Boris Greguška is a Chief State Counsellor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic.

In 2001, he started his career at the Forestry Department of the Ministry as a counsellor with main responsibility for forest statistics and economics. Since then, he has held several positions from an expert counsellor to a chief state counsellor with a main focus on international forest and forest-related policies. Since 2004, he has represented the Slovak Republic in a number of intergovernmental organisations and processes relevant to forests, including within the United Nations system and the European Union.

Since 2014, he has been co-chairing FOREST EUROPE, a high-level political process on forests in Europe, working to promote sustainable management of European forests.

From 2014 to 2017, he worked for the Slovak Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels. In a position of a second secretary he was responsible for forest-related matters. During the Slovak Presidency in 2016 and the Maltese Presidency in 2017 of the Council of the European Union, he held a position of a Chairman of the Working Party on Forestry in the Council of the European Union. In this position he led the European Union and its Member States in promoting the role of forests and their sustainable management in several global intergovernmental forums.

In May 2018, he was elected a Chair of the United Nations Forum on Forests Bureau for two-year term.

He started studying forestry at a secondary school when he was fourteen. Later he graduated from the Technical University in Zvolen where he obtained a Master of Science degree in forestry and a Philosophiae Doctor degree in forest economics.

Mr. Jerome Evangelio Ilagan
Chief, Policy Research and Development, Climate Change Commission, Philippines
Mr. Jerome Evangelio Ilagan

Chief, Policy Research and Development, Climate Change Commission, Philippines

Mr. Jorge Gutierrez
Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment Studies, Colombia
Mr. Jorge Gutierrez

Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environment Studies, Colombia

Mr. Nicolas Costa
Technical Assistant of the Agricultural Unit for Sustainability and Climate Change, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay
Mr. Nicolas Costa

Technical Assistant of the Agricultural Unit for Sustainability and Climate Change, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay

Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada
Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO
Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada

Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO

Ms. Livia Hollins
Agriculture, Adaptation, SDGs and Interagency Relations, UNFCCC
Ms. Livia Hollins

Agriculture, Adaptation, SDGs and Interagency Relations, UNFCCC

Ms. Stineke Oenema
Coordinator, UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition
Ms. Stineke Oenema

Coordinator, UN System Standing Committee on Nutrition

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