Netherlands / United States
Ron Kingham is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Environment & Development Resource Centre (EDRC).
His main activities include serving as co-coordinator for the Brussels Dialogue for Climate Diplomacy (BDCD), the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC), and the pilot project on Transatlantic Responses to 21st Century Environmental Challenges. He is also a Senior Global Governance and Sustainability Advisor at the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS).
He is a co-founder and former Director of the Institute for Environmental Security (IES) where he continues as a senior adviser and the IES representative in Brussels. At IES, he also coordinated projects on Environment and Security in the Southern Mediterranean Region; Climate Change, Environment and Security in Africa; The Future of Space Cooperation in the Arctic Region; Illegal Trade in Natural Resources; Greening European Foreign and Security Policy; System Monitoring for Law Enforcement of Informal Mining; and Environmental Security for Poverty Alleviation.
In 2015, he was seconded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to assist with the organization of the first Planetary Security Conference, and in 2016 he served as the coordinator for the organization of the 2nd Planetary Security Conference.
He is also former Executive Director of the International Coalition for Development Action and has carried out projects for the Environment Liaison Centre, European Partners for the Environment, European Environmental Bureau, the European Commission (DG Environment), and Shell International (Global Scenarios Project). In 2000-2001, he was technical adviser to the UNITAR Project: "Who Needs What to Implement the Kyoto Protocol? An Assessment of Capacity Building Needs in 33 Developing Countries."