Experts' profiles - Ashbindu Singh
Ashbindu Singh
Ashbindu Singh has a strong multidisciplinary background with postgraduate degrees in physical and natural sciences and a Ph.D. in environmental science. Before joining UNEP he was working with the Indian Forest Service (1977-1990) which is one of the senior level civil services in India. He joined UNEP in 1990, and has worked at duty stations Bangkok, Nairobi, Sioux Falls, New York and Washington D.C.


He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences, and 35 UNEP reports on various environmental issues. His scientific paper titled Digital change detection techniques using remotely sensed data is one of the top cited papers in the field of remote sensing. The team under his direction has produced highly influential reports on various environmental sustainability issues including global forests, threats to freshwater, coastal vulnerability, transboundary air pollutants, and the UNEPs all time the best seller and award winning publication One Planet many people: Atlas of our changing environment.


He represented UNEPs on the United Nations Secretary Generals UN System wide Task Force on Post 2015 Development Agenda. The team under his direction is responsible for identification and communication of early warning of emerging environmental issues including the Foresight process, implementation of UNEPs Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS), data and indicators, composite index for environment, and development of UNEP Live as an innovative web based platform for dynamic state of environment reporting.


He has won the UN 21 award for the Team Productivity in 2005 and the UNEP Baobab Award 2008.
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