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Ethan is part of NWF's International Climate and Energy team, which includes the Tropical Forests and Agriculture team. His background is in international climate change law and policy. He's fascinated by extreme weather and the rest of the world, and hopes to continue working on UNFCCC and bilateral climate negotiations. He has a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University and a J.D. from Pace Law School.
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NWF featured in “A Fierce Green Fire” on PBS

4/15/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

NWF’s own Barbara Bramble is featured in A Fierce Green Fire, which traces the history of the grassroots and global environmental movement in the 20th century and beyond. The film, which is directed by Mark Kitchell, was featured at the Sundance […] Read more >

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Chico Vive: Chico Mendes and Grassroots Environmentalism

4/3/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

In the mid-1980s, the international environmental movement was in its infancy. Most international work focused on trade in endangered species and setting up protected areas, while grassroots environmental work focused on local issues. And while these approaches remain highly effective, […] Read more >

Poplar trees in Oregon. © Charles Knowles/Flickr

Doubling Down on Sustainability – GreenWood’s Oregon Poplar Farm

3/28/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

In early February, Oregon’s GreenWood Tree Farm Fund doubled down on sustainability. Already certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its forest management, roundwood logs and wood chips, GreenWood earned certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), covering […] Read more >

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COP 19 Update: Delivering the Message

11/25/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

This weekend marked the official end of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Governments have agreed on a text after working through Friday night and into midday Saturday. Civil society spread its […] Read more >

COP 19 Report: NWF’s Partnerships for Forest Protection

11/15/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

Greetings from Poland! NWF staff have been circling the National Stadium, speaking with government negotiators, civil society and the private sector. Yesterday was our opportunity to present the work we’ve been doing on partnerships between the public and private sectors […] Read more >

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COPs, REDD and Climate Change: NWF Takes its Message to Poland

11/11/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

The air is starting to get chilly, the sun is setting earlier in the evening, and climate change professionals around the world are working longer hours. It must be time for another COP! This week, the 19th Conference of the […] Read more >

Lodgepole pine trees in Colorado. Photo by National Wildlife entrant Mandy Christy.

Clear Science, Murky Ambition: Forests and Our Carbon Pollution Footprint

10/3/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States is periodically required to submit a report outlining its progress in addressing carbon pollution. The end of 2013 marks the sixth time since 1992 […] Read more >