Ken Kitatani currently serves as the Director-General of the International Council on Environmental Economics and Development. He serves on the boards of the UN Committee of NGOs, Society for Conservation Biology, and is co-chair of the advisory board of the Center for Earth Ethics. He is a Permanent Observer to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance, and the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform of the UNFCCC. Ken is also an advisor to the Vatican Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, the Loka Initiative (University of Wisconsin), and the GNH Happiness Alliance.