Financing Efforts to Combat Climate Change with Patricia Bliss-Guest, James Cameron, Jan-Peter Onstwedder and Ira Magaziner speaking at the 2007 Global Philanthropy Forum Conference held at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. The panel is moderated by Timothy E. Wirth.
Patricia Bliss-Guest is the Deputy CEO of the Global Environment Facility.
James Cameron is the Vice Chair of Climate Change Capital in the United Kingdom.
Ira Magaziner is Chairman and on the Policy Board of the HIV/AIDS Initiative and the Clinton Climate Initiative at The William J. Clinton Foundation.
Jan-Peter Onstwedder is the BP Project Director of The London Accord in the United Kingdom.
Timothy E. Wirth
Timothy E. Wirth is the president of the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund. These organizations were founded in 1998 through a major financial commitment from R.E. Turner to support and strengthen the work of the United Nations.
Mr. Wirth began his political career as a White House fellow under President Lyndon Johnson and was deputy assistant secretary for Education in the Nixon Administration. In 1970, he returned to his home state and successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd Congressional District from 1975-1987. In 1986, Wirth was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Following those two decades of elected politics, Mr. Wirth served in the U.S. Department of State as the first undersecretary for Global Affairs from 1993 to 1997.