UNEP TEEB Office

The TEEB initiative is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the activities are coordinated through our team located in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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NICK BERTRAND

Programme Officer

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NICK BERTRAND

Programme Officer

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

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MOUHAMED DIALLO

Administration and Finance Officer

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MOUHAMED DIALLO

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

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ANITA SANDANA

Consultant - Administration and Finance

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ANITA SANDANA

Consultant - 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

 

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KAVITA SHARMA

Consultant National studies, Sectoral Studies and Fundraising

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KAVITA SHARMA

Consultant – 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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SHARON OSEKU-FRAINIER

Consultant Communication and Outreach

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SHARON OSEKU-FRAINIER

Consultant – Communication and Outreach

Sharon Oseku-Frainier, holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University Geneva and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University, Uganda. Previously Sharon was a Fellow with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) focusing on capacity building and knowledge sharing for groups such as media, researchers and policy actors to address climate change impacts.

Sharon Joined UNEP TEEB Office in January 2013 and will focus on managing and implementing TEEB communication and outreach activities.

To contact Sharon Oseku- Frainier, email: sharon.oseku-frainier[at]unep.org

 

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DUSTIN MILLER

Consultant Sectoral Studies and Event Coordination

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DUSTIN MILLER

Consultant – 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

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TOMAS DECLERCQ

Consultant National Studies

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TOMAS DECLERCQ

Consultant - 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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ANNA HEUBERGER

Intern- Communication and Outreach

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ANNA HEUBERGER

Intern- Communication and Outreach

Anna Heuberger is a Bachelor of Science candidate of Geography and a Bachelor of Arts candidate of Political Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Science Po Lyon, France.

Anna was previously a communications Intern with the Austrian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia and has built up social media platforms for small companies and non-profit organizations.

At UNEP TEEB Anna will assist  with the communications at outreach functions.

To contact Anna Heuberger, email Anna.Heuberger [at] UNEP.org

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Latest Publications

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TEEB Scoping Study for Georgia: Main Findings and Way-forward

September 2013 – The present scoping study identifies five core sectors of Georgian economy applicable for the TEEB Initiative; these are energy, tourism, agriculture, mining, and forestry

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