The UN Environment TEEB Office welcomes the new TEEB Advisory Board Members and send them a message of appreciation for their engagement with promoting nature’s value at local and global levels.
The TEEB Advisory Board, a high-level panel which meets a minimum of twice a year, provides expertise, strategic advice and guidance on TEEB portfolio decisions, project activities and revision of draft outputs. Members of the TEEB Advisory Board act as global TEEB Ambassadors by advancing TEEB goals and interests in their respective fields of work. Meet our new members here:
Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition
As the Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition, Mark led the collaboration that delivered the Natural Capital Protocol, a standardized global framework for including natural capital in decision making. He previously worked for The Crown Estate, helping to develop its integrated vision and approach to value measurement.
Formerly, he was the Global Environmental Manager for the information company, Reed Elsevier. Mark is a Director of the Aldersgate Group, which brings together business, politics and civil society to drive action for a sustainable economy, and has sat on a number of national and international committees, including the Steering Committee of the United Nations CEO Water Mandate and the Board of the Alliance for Water Stewardship.
Director, Economy Division, UN Environment
Ligia is an economist with over 25 years of international professional experience in promoting environmental sustainability. She was appointed in April 2014 as Director of UN Environment Economy Division and acts as Lead Director of three of its seven sub-programmes, namely climate change, chemicals and waste, and resource efficiency. Plus, she also leads the emerging agenda on Environment/Pollution and Health.
Prior to joining UN Environment, Ligia served in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) as Executive Director (Research Coordination) and as Director of the Resources, Regulation and Global Security Division. Formerly, she also served as Secretary of the Asian Energy Institute and as Coordinator of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships (REEEP), South Asia.
Further, she was the Team Leader of Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada; and previously served on the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India. In the private sector, Ligia has collaborated with Shell International’s External Review Committee on Sustainability Reporting.
CRISTIANA PAȘCA PALMER
Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
On 2017, Cristiana was appointed by the United Nations Secretary‐General as the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Previously, she served as Romania’s Minister for Environment, Waters and Forests, during which time she headed the Romanian delegation at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, the 2016 Marrakech Climate Change Conference and the 2016 Cancun Biodiversity Conference.
Cristiana has extensive experience in global policymaking and in coordinating the implementation of environment and sustainable development policies, programmes and projects at the national and international levels. She has been a multidisciplinary practitioner and academic in areas such as international development, green economy and environmental sustainability, in addition to business management, international negotiations and environmental diplomacy.
In the past, she was the Head of the Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources Unit within the European Commission’s Directorate‐General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO‐EuropeAID); and was one of two appointed European Commission negotiators for the Rio+20 Summit in 2012.
Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Tony has worked for over thirty years on issues at the agriculture/forestry interface. This experience has been gained in over 50 countries in the private sector (Shell), academia (University of Oxford), official development assistance (ODA/DFID) and research (CGIAR). He has a PhD in tree genetics from Cambridge University (UK) as well as an Honorary Professorship in Tropical Forestry at the University of Copenhagen. He has published over 100 research papers and has mentored dozens of young scientists in developing countries.
Tony is passionate about the transformative and profitable change that the private sector can bring to development having established partnerships with MARS Inc., DANONE, Syngenta, Boehringer and Unilever. He also sits on various Boards and Investment committees including Global Restoration Council, ACTS, Livelihoods Fund and Tropical Landscape Finance Facility.
More information about the TEEB Advisory Board: www.teebweb.org/about/teeb-advisory