Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Julia Marton-Lefèvre was Director General of IUCN from 2007 to 2015. Prior positions include Rector of the UN affiliated University for Peace, Director of LEAD International and Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

She currently serves on the boards of NGOs, foundations, universities and corporations, and chairs the Board of Trustees of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT; the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement; the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund and the Strategic Advisory Council to the French think tank, IDDRI. She was elected as a member of the IPBES Bureau in 2019. She lectures regularly on environment & sustainable development topics in various universities including Yale University where she was the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Environment.


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