Experts' profiles - Gabriel Labbate
Gabriel Labbate
Gabriel Labbate holds a Biology degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a Master Degree in Economics from New York University and a Ph. D in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He has worked on the interphase of environmental conservation, poverty and human development since 1988. His main area of interest is the integration of social and environmental issues in conservation projects. His field experience includes Latin America, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, China and the Pacific.

He has worked for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Nations International Childrens Fund (UNICEF), International Labor Organization (ILO), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), academia and the private sector. He has publications in natural resource valuation, sustainability indicators, human development, and conservation of biological diversity and poverty.

At present, he is the Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean United Nations Environment Programme, Division of the Global Environmental Facility. His responsibility is to develop and manage Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects in Latin America and the Caribbean in the areas of biodiversity and land degradation.
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