Ms Kakabadse is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ford Foundation, and the InterAmerican Dialogue.
She is also a member of the Environmental Advisory Board of CocaCola and the Holcim Foundation, and between 1998 and 2000 was the Minister of Environment for Ecuador.
In 1992 she coordinated civil society participation in the Earth Summit and from 1996-2004 she was President of IUCN – The World Conservation Union.
Ms Kakabadse has received numerous honorary orders and awards, including
- the “Golden Ark Order” (1991)
- the “Global 500 Award” of UNEP (1992)
- Zayed Prize (2001) and
- a Doctor in Science (ScD) Honoris Causa from the University of East Anglia (2008)