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WE 2C is an association established in France in June 2007.

Its President is Pierre Portas, former Deputy executive secretary of the United Nations Secretariat of the Basel Convention (on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes).

Its Secretary General is Fransisco Rubio, Lawyer, Former Director for Legal Affairs of Médecins du Monde, Lecturer at the University of Le Mans.


Biologist by training, Pierre Portas joined the international office of WWF in 1976, and then worked for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) from 1979 to 1988. In 1989 he was asked to set up the Secretariat of the Basel Convention administered by UNEP, where he held various functions until February 2007. He left the Secretariat as Deputy Executive secretary. He also carried out teaching on strategies for conserving natural resources at the University Institute of Development Studies in Geneva.