Environment Directorate

Who's Who, Meeting of EPOC at Ministerial Level, 28-29 April 2008, OECD Paris


Chair and Vice-Chairs of the meeting | OECD member countries
Non-members, social partners and observers | OECD Secretariat


Chair and Vice-Chairs of the meeting


            Mr. Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, Minister of the Environment, Land and Sea


            Ms. Connie Hedegaard, Minister for Climate Change and Energy

            Mr. Toshiro Kojima, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs

            Dr. Fernando Tudela, Vice Minister for Planning and Environmental Policy and Principal Negotiator of Climate Change Issues

            Mr. Francisco Nunes Correia, Minister for Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development

  United States
            Mr. Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency


OECD member countries

            Mr. Peter Garrett, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

            Mr. Josef Pröll, Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management


            Mrs. Hilde Crevits, Minister of Public Works, Energy, Environment and Nature
            Ms. Evelyne Huytebroeck, Ministre chargée de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Politique de l’Eau 
            Mr. Paul Magnette, Ministre du Climat et de l'Energie

            Mr. David McGovern, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Affairs, Enviornment Canada


  Czech Republic
            Mr. Jan Dusik, 1st Deputy Minister and Director General


  Denmark (Vice-Chair)
            Ms. Connie Hedegaard, Minister for Climate and Energy
            Mr. Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for the Environment


            Ms. Paula Lehtomäki, Minister for the Environment


            M. Jean-Louis Borloo, Ministre d’Etat, Ministre de l'Ecologie, de l'Energie, du Développement durable et de l'Aménagement du Territoire

            Mr. Brice Lalonde, Ambassadeur chargé des négociations internationales sur le changement climatique


            Mr. Matthias Machnig, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


            Mr. Evangelos Baltas, General Secretary of Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works


            Mr. Péter Gottfried, Ambassador, Permanent Representative

            Ms. Thorunn Sveinbjarnardottir, Minister of the Environment


            Dr. Tom O'Mahony, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment and Local Government


  Italy (Chair)
            Mr. Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, Minister of the Environment, Land and Sea


  Japan (Vice-Chair)
            Mr. Toshiro Kojima, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs


            Mr. MAANEE LEE, Minister of Environment


Mr. Georges Santer, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD


  Mexico (Vice-Chair)
            Dr. Fernando Tudela, Vice Minister for Planning and Environmental Policy and Principal Negotiator of Climate Change Issues


            Ms. Jacqueline Cramer, Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning


  New Zealand 
            Ms. Prue Densem, Acting General Manager, Central Government Policy Group, Ministry for the Environment


            Mr. Erik Solheim, Minister of the Environment


            Mr. Maciej Nowicki, Minister of the Environment

  Portugal (Vice-Chair)
            Mr. Francisco Nunes Correia, Minister for Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development


  Slovak Republic
            Mme. Jana Kotova, Ambassadeur, Représentant Permanent


            Mme. Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Secrétaire d'État au Changement Climatique, Ministère de l'Environnement, du Milieu Rural et Marin


            Mr. Andreas Carlgren, Minister for the Environment


            Mr. Bruno Oberle, State Secretary, Federal Departement of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication


            Mr. Hasan Sarikaya, Undersecretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry


  United Kingdom
            Mr. Phil Woolas, Minister of State for the Environment

            Mr. David Lyscom, Ambassador, Permanent Representative


  United States (Vice-Chair)       
            Mr. Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency


  European Commission         
            Mr. Jos Delbeke, Deputy Director General for Environment


Non-members, social partners and observers


Brazil, Chile, China, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Israel, the Russian Federation, Slovenia and South Africa were invited to attend all sessions.

  • Brazil
    Mr. Demétrio  Bueno de Carvalho, Minister Counsellor, Head of the Economic and OECD Section
  • Chile
    Ms. Ana Lya Uriarte, Minister of Environment 
  • People's Republic of China
    Mr. Jian ZHOU, Vice Minister of Environmental Protection 
  • Estonia
    Ms. Rita Annus, Deputy Minister of the Environment
  • Indonesia
    Ms. Liana Bratasida, Deputy Minister for Environment 
  • Israel
    Mr. Gideon Ezra, Minister of Environment Protection 
  • Slovenia
    Mr. Janez Podobnik, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning
    Dr. Janez Šumrada, Ambassador of Slovenia in France
  • South Africa
    Mr. Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
    Mrs. Nomasonto Maria Sibanda-Thusi, Ambassador South Africa in France

Social partners

The social partners have been invited to attend Session I and Session III.

  • Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)
    Mr. Tadahiro Asami, Secretary-General, BIAC
    Mr. Dirk Hazell, Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Services Association
    Mr. Hugh Porteous, Vice President, Government Relations Europe, Rio Tinto 
  • Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
    Mr. John Evans, General Secretary, TUAC
    Ms. Marie-Louise Knuppert, Secretary-General, The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions - LO-DK
  • Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations
    Mr. John Hontelez, Secretary-General, European Environmental Bureau
    Ms. Meenakshi Raman, Chairman, Friends of the Earth


The Council of Europe, UNCSD, UNDP, UNECE, UNFCCC, UNEP, World Bank, WHO and WTO were invited to attend Session II.

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    Ms. Sylvie Lemmet, Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics 

OECD Secretariat





Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Venezuela
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Chinese Taipei^Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Fiji
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  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
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  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
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  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
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  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
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  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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  • Lebanon
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  • Liechtenstein
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  • Luxembourg
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  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Bolivia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Moldova
  • Congo
  • Romania
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  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
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  • South Sudan
  • Spain
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  • Sudan
  • Suriname
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  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
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  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
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  • Tanzania
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  • Bonaire
  • Saba
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