On January 31, the Brookings Institution hosted Johan Eliasch, Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s special representative for deforestation and clean energy, for a discussion of critical energy challenges facing the international community.
From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Eliasch served as a member of the British Conservative Party‘s Shadow Foreign Office – first as special advisor on European affairs and then on overall foreign relations. He then went on to serve as the Conservative Party’s deputy treasurer from 2003 to 2007. In September 2007, Mr. Eliasch was appointed as Prime Minister Brown’s special representative on deforestation and clean energy. Eliasch is chairman and CEO of Head N.V., the global sporting goods group. He is the first President of the Global Strategy Forum.