Barbara Bramble

Based in the United States of America, Barbara is the Vice President of International Conservation and Corporate Strategies for conservation NGO the National Wildlife Federation. Barbara has served on the Board as an environmental North sub-chamber representative since the beginning of 2015.

Over three decades at the National Wildlife Federation, she's developed innovative approaches to reform the environmental and social policies of financial institutions such as the World Bank; reduce the negative environmental impacts of international trade agreements; establish voluntary certification systems to promote sustainable forest and agriculture products; and increase U.S. contributions to international voluntary family planning, reproductive health, and education for girls and women. She was a key organizer of the International NGO Forum at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. She worked closely with Mexican NGOs for several years to enhance their advocacy and environmental education skills.

Before joining the Federation, she served as legal advisor to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and as an environmental lawyer in private practice. Her law degree is from George Washington University, and her B.A. is from George Mason University. She lived in Latin America for almost five years and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.

The FSC Board is made up of twelve elected representatives. Four are elected by each of FSC’s three membership chambers– economic, environmental and social. Of each four, two are elected by the global South sub-chamber and two by the global North sub-chamber. Board members represent the views of the sub-chambers that elect them, rather than the view of any organization with which they are affiliated. This ensures that the Board is accountable to FSC membership.