UNEP TEEB Office

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, at the International Environment House, the TEEB office is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) under the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Branch (BESB) of the Ecosystems Division. 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 (Geneva, Switzerland)

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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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DUSTIN (MILLER) WENZEL

TEEB Sectoral Studies and Events Coordination (Geneva, Switzerland)

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DUSTIN (MILLER) WENZEL

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 and, among various other programme and operational support duties, has been primarily responsible for the project management of activities related to ‘TEEB for Agriculture & Food.

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

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KAVITA SHARMA

National studies, Sectoral Studies and Fundraising (Geneva, Switzerland)

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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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SELOME TADESSE-WORKU

Administration (Geneva, Switzerland)

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SELOME TADESSE-WORKU

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MARCIO SELVA

Intern (Geneva, Switzerland)

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MARCIO SELVA

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MONICA LOPEZ

Programme Officer (Nairobi, Kenya)

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MONICA LOPEZ

Mónica López has been working at UN Environment in Nairobi, Kenya for the past two years, managing projects on mainstreaming, natural capital accounting and ecosystem service valuation. Previously at UN Environment, she worked at the joint UN Development Programme- UN Environment Poverty Environment Initiative as Regional Advisor in the Africa Region. where she liaised directly with the country teams to develop and mainstream tools for sustainability and poverty reduction into national development planning.

Prior to the UN, she worked on Environmental and Food Security Framework Contracts for the European Commission and before that she worked mainly on community based natural resource management in Mozambique and various Latin American countries and pursued her PhD on community participatory tools and education for sustainability. She holds a master’s degree in  foreign cooperation.

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EDWIN ONYACH

Programme Assistant (Nairobi, Kenya)

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EDWIN ONYACH

Programme Assistant

Mr. Edwin Onyach attained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Business Computing from the University of Sunderland, UK.

He worked in the private sector from 2008 to April 2010 administering ICT projects and Business Operations Management functions to project teams. Subsequently, He joined UN Environment Programme – Division of Regional Cooperation (DRC) in May 2010 to December 2013, and Regional Support Office (RSO) from January 2014 to December 2016, where He provided Programme, Administrative and ICT support to HQ and Regional Offices. In 2017 January, He joined the Ecosystems Division of UN Environment programme– providing programme support to the Ecosystem Services and Economics unit.

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EVANS KOECH

Finance Assistant (Nairobi, Kenya)

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EVANS KOECH

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LENA MKWARA

Consultant (New Zealand)

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LENA MKWARA

Consultant

Lena Mkwara holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Lena has been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Choice (CenSoC) at the University of Technology Sydney.

Previously, Lena worked as a Research Officer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She has been engaged in consultancy with the Ministry for the Environment and Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand, where she provided technical advice on the implementation of methodologies for assessing the New Zealand Government’s freshwater management policy impacts on recreation.

At UNEP TEEB, Lena is providing technical inputs on implementation of the “Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services Project” and other related work.

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Past Members

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Past Members

David Diaz Martin, Tomas Declercq, Anita Sandana, Mouhamed Diallo, Sharon Oseku-Frainier, Nicolas Bertrand, Jasmin Hundorf, Chloe Hill, Anita Beck, Ben Simmons, Georgina Langdale, Mark Schauer

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Past Interns

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Past Interns

Chelsea Baldino, Wendy Shen, Tshala Gordon, Sam McClendon, Alice Rosenfeld-Antunes, Francine Brondex, Gabriella Cevallos, Luisa Sette Camara, Dalton Conner, Celine Krebs, Anna Heuberger, Alena Cierna, Gwenael Podesta

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Latest Publications

TEEBAgriFood Interim Report

The Interim Report introduces the key questions, issues and arguments to be addressed by TEEBAgriFood.

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Towards TEEBAgriFood

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…

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TEEB Challenges and Responses

TEEB ‘s progress, challenges and responses towards mainstreaming the economics of nature. [ENG] [ESP]

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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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