COO of Green Cross Adam Koniuszewski writes on the 2014 Caux Dialogue

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AdamThe latest edition of the Caux Dialogue on “Land and Security” took place last week bringing together leading experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss the geopolitics of land degradation, roadblocks to progress and also the numerous success stories of restored lands and retreating deserts. The focus this year was on the scaling up of solutions.

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http://adamkoniuszewski.com/2014/07/10/2014-caux-dialogue-on-land-degradation/

Adam Koniuszewski is an award-winning Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CA/CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and currently the Executive Director (Chief Operating Officer) of Green Cross International (GCI), the environmental NGO Mikhail Gorbachev founded to address the interconnected challenges of security, development and the environment. Adam earned his Business degrees at Concordia University and embarked on an international business career (North America, Europe, North Africa) that covered a wide range of areas including finance, strategy and business development, planning and risk management, corporate affairs and lobbying. While in the business sector Adam developed a close cooperation with civil society organizations and encouraged the development of humanitarian initiatives earning him honours including the “Honoris Gratia Medal” from the President of the City of Krakow (Poland) in recognition for his engagement with the Red Cross and the “Key Opening All Doors” from the Siemacha Association (helping disadvantaged youth in Poland).

Adam has now joined civil society movement where he is focused on advancing sustainable development with a particular emphasis on the business sector. At GCI, Adam is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, the coordination of the international programmes and the daily affairs of the Geneva Secretariat with its global network of offices in more than 30 countries. He manages relations with the United Nations, international organizations, academia and the business community. Adam is also the project leader of the Climate Change Task Force of Mikhail Gorbachev and a Board Member as well as Treasurer of Green Cross France & Territories, chaired by Jean-Michel Cousteau. He advises several organizations and supports numerous sustainable development initiatives.

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