Niclas Svenningsen is the head of the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) programme at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). SUN is an effort to move the entire UN system to climate neutrality within the next few years.
He is also responsible for UNEPs work on sustainable buildings and construction and is managing the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative from UNEPs offices in Paris. He has a background in civil engineering, environmental law and journalism.
He has spent the past 15 years working on various sustainable development issues in the developing world both for UN and as an independent consultant. In his free time he is renovating his small house in Sweden where all good and bad ideas for sustainable buildings are tested.