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
Programme OfficerRead more
Nick Bertrand has worked on green economy issues, with a particular focus on biodiversity, since early 2009 as Economic Affairs Officer at UNEP. Previously, Nick managed the business engagement portfolio at the (UNEP administered) Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal. Prior to joining UNEP, Nick worked on economics and business at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where he helped establish the first programme on business and biodiversity. As part of this endeavour, he co-authored the IUCN Strategy for business engagement.
He was contributing editor of Business and Biodiversity: A Handbook for Corporate Action, published on the occasion of the World Summit for Sustainable Development (2002) and a co-editor of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Business and Enterprise (2011).
Nick obtained a BSc(Econ) and MSc(Econ) from University College London and an MPhil from the Institute of Forestry, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Paris).
To contact Nick Bertrand email: Nicolas.Bertrand[at]unep.org
Administration and Finance OfficerRead more
Administration and Finance Officer
Mouhamed Diallo is leading TEEB’s day-to-day operations, as well as providing both financial and administrative support. Prior to joining UNEP, Mouhamed worked as a marketing officer for the first African financial newspaper. Mouhamed holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Business Development from HEC, University of Geneva and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Reims, France.
To contact Mouhamed Diallo, e-mail: Mouhamed.Diallo[at]unep.org
Administration and FinanceRead more
Administration and Finance
Anita Sandana holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy (cum laude) from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies at McGill University in Montreal , Canada. Anita also holds a certificate from the Graduate Institute of Geneva in International Affairs and Global Governance.
Anita also has a creative background, having graduated from the Studio Berçot Fashion design school in Paris, France and the Gemmological Institute of America in London, UK.
Previously Anita worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) , The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Maldives in Geneva working in advocacy and Human Rights.
At UNEP TEEB Anita supports the day to day finance and adminstration function.
To contact Anita Sandana, e-mail: Anita.Sandana[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
Sectoral Studies and Event CoordinationRead more
Sectoral Studies and Event 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 StudiesRead more
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
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 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
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity – Valuation Database Manual
December 2013 – The Manual presents an overview and explains the potential uses and functions of the TEEB Valuation Database. The Manual discusses the origin of the database; describes its content and structure; outlines its contents and discusses how it may be used including important caveats.Read more
TEEB Georgia Scoping Study
September 2013 – This scoping study takes stock of work that has been done thus far on biodiversity and ecosystem services assessments in Georgia, prioritizes important economic sectors and highlights critical relationships to biodiversity and ecosystem services. The study identifies five core sectors energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry applicable for TEEB.Read more