UNEP TEEB Office

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, at the International Environment House, the TEEB office is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the Economics and Trade Branch (ETB) of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE). The small team provides day-to-day implementation and administration of the entire TEEB portfolio of work, including communications and outreach activities.

Dr. SALMAN HUSSAIN

TEEB Coordinator

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Dr. SALMAN HUSSAIN

TEEB Coordinator

Dr. Salman Hussain was a contributing author to the TEEB reports launched in 2010 and has also coordinated the quantitative assessment for TEEB, a global scale study integrating environmental valuation with Geographic Information System mapping.

Previously Salman was with Scotland’s Rural College, where he directed the University of Edinburgh’s Masters programme in Ecological Economics and headed a team focusing on marine ecosystem economics. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, he lead the economics work of a European Commission project that married ecosystem service valuation with the bio-physical modelling of the impacts of different use and conservation policy options.

His PhD was on the economics of the ‘greening’ of industry, with a specific emphasis on eco-innovations and eco-labelling, but his research for the past decade has focused on ecosystem and environmental economics.

To contact Dr. Salman Hussain, email: salman.hussain[at]UNEP.org

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TOMAS DECLERCQ

TEEB National Studies

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TOMAS DECLERCQ

TEEB National Studies

Tomas Declercq holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Louvain, Belgium and a Master’s Degree in European Union (EU) policies from Saint-Louis University, Belgium. Previously he provided technical assistance to the environment portfolio at UNDP, Peru (2012-2014), with a particular focus on the Poverty Environment Initiative. He also worked as an EU Policy Advisor for the Flemish government in the field of agriculture within the framework of the EU Presidency of Belgium in 2010.

Tomas is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Economics at the University of London SOAS, United Kingdom. He speaks English, Spanish, French and Dutch.

At UNEP TEEB, Tomas provides technical assistance towards the implementation of TEEB at national level.

To contact Tomas Declercq, email: Tomas.Declercq[at]UNEP.org

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DUSTIN MILLER

TEEB Sectoral Studies and Events Coordination

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DUSTIN MILLER

TEEB Sectoral Studies and Events Coordination

Dustin Miller holds a Master of Science in Environment and Development from the Institute of Development Policy & Management at the University of Manchester as well as a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in International Development Studies at McGill University. His principal focus has been on identifying and mainstreaming the synergies between biodiversity conservation and socioeconomic development toward sustainable and equitable ecosystem management.

Dustin joined the TEEB team in Geneva in February 2012 primarily to provide support to the establishment and implementation of TEEB sectoral/biome studies and assist in the planning, logistics and reporting of major events and platforms in relation to TEEB. He will also work toward implementing tools for better knowledge and data management and servicing the main TEEB governance bodies.

To contact Dustin Miller, email: Dustin.Miller[at]unep.org

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KAVITA SHARMA

National studies, Sectoral Studies and Fundraising

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KAVITA SHARMA

National studies, Sectoral Studies and Fundraising

Kavita Sharma holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.  Previously, Kavita worked in management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers India, where she developed systems for improving delivery of health, education, and social security services through public private partnerships. Her other areas of expertise include water resource management, decentralization reform, and ICT4D. Kavita also holds a masters degree in public policy and a bachelors degree in mathematics and economics.

At UNEP TEEB, Kavita is coordinating and providing technical inputs on implementation of TEEB for business and policymaking. She would also be working on fundraising and TEEB related sectoral work.

To contact Kavita Sharma, e-mail: Kavita.Sharma[at]unep.org

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DAVID DÍAZ MARTÍN

Communications and Information Management

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DAVID DÍAZ MARTÍN

Communications and Information Management

David holds a MA in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Diplomatic School (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and a BA in Journalism from the Universidad Pontificia of Salamanca (Spain). He has also studied at the Windesheim University of Zwolle (The Netherlands) within the EU Erasmus Program

He has experience working for various national and international organizations in communication, media relations and public relations. This includes roles of progressive responsibility in: internal and external communication management and strategic communication for the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain); media outreach, web editing, social media and public information for NGOs and UN Agencies/Programs (UNRWA, FAO and  UNEP); reporting and video editing for TV broadcasting in Spain and Canada.

At UNEP TEEB, David is in charge of promoting the communication and outreach of TEEB activities and he is also responsible for the TEEB online presence.

To contact David Díaz Martín, email: David.DiazMartin[at]UNEP.org

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GWENAËL PODESTA

TEEB Sectoral Studies support - Intern

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GWENAËL PODESTA

TEEB Sectoral Studies support - Intern

Gwenaël Podesta is a student in environmental economics at Université Paris Saclay, and has a background of agricultural engineer at AgroParisTech. He has had previous experience in ecological economics working for Earth Economics (Tacoma, WA) and the French Ministry of Environment. His main focus has been on using environmental science and economics to enforce better-informed public policies. He speaks French, English and Spanish.

Gwenaël joined the TEEB team in Geneva in March 2016 for his end-of-studies internship to work on sectoral studies, in particular on the TEEB Agriculture and Food project. He will also provide support to the national studies and fundraising activities.

To contact Gwenaël Podesta, email: gwenael.podesta.affiliate[at]UNEP.org

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