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 CoordinatorRead more
Dr. SALMAN HUSSAIN
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
TEEB National StudiesRead more
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
TEEB Sectoral Studies and Events CoordinationRead more
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
National studies, Sectoral Studies and FundraisingRead more
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
DAVID DÍAZ MARTÍN
Communications and Information ManagementRead more
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
TEEB Sectoral Studies support - InternRead more
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
Research and Programme Support - InternRead more
Research and Programme Support - Intern
Alena Cierna holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently studying development with a specialization in sustainability at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Her prior experience was at the Georgetown University Law Center and the environmental donor collaborative Partners for a New Economy in Gland, Switzerland. Alena has also assisted with projects and conducted research for a number of non-governmental organizations in Switzerland, United Kingdom and her home country Slovakia.
Alena joined the TEEB team in Geneva in June 2016 and provides support to the sectoral and national studies and fundraising activities.
To contact Alena Cierna, email:
TEEBAgriFood Interim Report
The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.Read more
TEEB is bringing together economists, business leaders, agriculturalists and experts in biodiversity and ecosystem services to systematically review the economic interdependencies between agriculture and natural ecosystems, and provide a comprehensive economic valuation of eco-agri-food systems. Alexander Müller, TEEB for Agriculture & Food…Read more
TEEB Challenges and Responses
TEEB ‘s progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature. [ENG] [ESP]Read more
TEEB for Agriculture & Food Concept Note
February 2014- The Concept Note presents the case for and proposed outline content of a TEEB for Agriculture & Food study.Read more
Natural Capital Accounting and Water Quality: Commitments, Benefits, Needs and Progress
December 2013 – The briefing note outlines existing guidance and examples on water quality accounting and identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting. Inspired by the growing global focus on natural capital accounting, the note identifies the ongoing challenges related to the development of natural capital accounting and water quality accounting, in order to encourage debate and commitment towards effective water and biodiversity policy.Read more