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Dr. Charles “Chip” Barber To Speak At 12th World Wilderness Congress In August

The organizers and hosts of the 12th World Wilderness Congress are excited to announce that Dr. Charles “Chip” Barber will speak at the Congress!

Ian Michler | WILD12 Speaker

Dr. Charles “Chip” Barber is Director for Natural Resources Governance and Policy at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global policy research institution focusing on environment and sustainable development issues. Prior to joining WRI Chip served from 2009 to 2014 as Forest Division Chief in the U.S. Department of State. From 2005 to 2009, he worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on multilateral environmental affairs. He has also worked as a consultant for many international organizations, and previously worked at WRI from 1989 to 2001, mostly based in Southeast Asia. Dr. Barber received his Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, J.D., and M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.

The 12th World Wilderness Congress (WILD12) is a global forum to coordinate and mobilize the protection of Earth’s remaining wilderness and wild places. It convenes thousands of delegates from around the world approximately every 4 years to seek and agree upon new actions and principles in the stewardship of Earth. WILD12 is hosted by the Oceti Sakowin on behalf of the Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council, and will place a special emphasis on reinterpreting wilderness through Indigenous perspectives.

To register for WILD12, please visit the link below.

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