John Hontelez

John Hontelez (NL) is Chief Advocacy Officer at the Forest Stewardship Council and former EEB Secretary General (1996-2011)

2007-2012 Member EU High Level Group on the Reduction of the Administrative Burden (Chaired by Mr. Edmund Stoiber) – advisory body to the European Commission.
1996-2011: Secretary-General European Environmental Bureau
2002-2011: NGO-representative to the Bureau of the Aarhus Convention (UNECE Convention on rights to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters)
1986-1996: Chairman Friends of the Earth International.
1988-1996: Founder and Chairman Milieukontakt Oost Europa, and Member of its Board until 2002
1991-1996: Member Executive Committee Environmental Liaison Centre International, Nairobi
1990-1996: Working for Friends of the Earth Europe, resp. as Coordinator Central and Eastern Europe Programme and Policy Coordinator
1985-1991: Member of the board of Vereniging Milieu¬defensie (Friends of the Earth-Netherlands)
1985-1989: Assistant to a Member of the European Par¬liament (Bram van der Lek)
1973-1985: Lead roles in the Dutch anti nuclear and energy movement
1979-1985: Several posts (a.o. Secretary General) in the national board of the former Pacifist Socialist Party, Netherlands

1994: Gold Medal from the Polish Environmental Ministry for my work for the Polish Environmental Movement
1996: Friends of the Earth International Award, in recognition for my work for FoE International and the environmental movement in Central and Eastern Europe
2001: Award from the Institute for Sustainable Development, Warsaw, in recognition for my support in the first 10 years of its existence.
2011: Honorary Member of the European Environmental Bureau


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