H. Elizabeth Thompson

Organisation: 
Sustainability consultant and former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations
Country: 
Barbados & USA

H. Elizabeth (Liz) Thompson is an attorney and consultant. She is a recipient of the “Champion of the Earth” Award. Liz is a former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations where she served as Executive Coordinator of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. She was a Member of Parliament, Minister and Senator in Barbados. She coauthored, “The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development” and “The Plain Language Guide to Rio+20,” and authored numerous articles on energy, environment, sustainability, development and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Liz holds an LLM from the Robert Gordon University, MBA with distinction from the University of Liverpool, LLB from the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Bar qualification LEC, from the Hugh Wooding Law School.