Co-Chair of UNEP International Resources Panel
Janez Potočnik is a Slovenian politician, who served as European Commissioner for Environment until 1 November 2014. He was formerly Slovenia’s Minister for European Affairs. In November 2014, he became co-chair of the International Resource Panel (IRP), a forum of scientists and experts working on natural resources management. In November 2011, Potočnik was awarded the Fray International Sustainability Award for his achievements in sustainable development. In 2019, Potočnik became the president of the ThinkForest Forum, replacing Göran Persson.