Rachel Biderman Furriela
Rachel Biderman Furriela "earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of São Paulo and also a Master’s degree in International Law from American University and since early 90s she has worked extensively with non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and universities in Brazil. Ms. Furriela has been advisor to the São Paulo State Environment Secretary from 1996 to 1998, member of the Brazilian Delegation to the Sixth Conference on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany, in 2001, coordinator of important seminars in Brazil on environmental topics such as the United Nations-sponsored International Seminar on Sustainable Development in 2002 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and coordinator of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change from 2001 to 2002. In 1998 she also started working as a private consultant to local law firms, environmental non-governmental organizations, and multilateral agencies.
"Ms. Furriela has taught environmental law in several universities, and conducted seminar and training in various government environmental agencies and non-governmental institutions in Brazil. Ms. Furriela has contributed to the work of important environmental non-governmental organizations in Brazil such as IPSUS, Instituto Socio-Ambiental, and SOS Mata Atlantica, and she is the author of several articles and book chapters on various environmental topics and of the book Democracy, Citizenship and Environmental Protection, published in Portuguese in 2002." 
- Advisory Council, Natural Partners
Resources and articles
- Directors, Natural Partners, accessed February 19, 2010.