Experts' profiles - Markus Lehmann
Markus Lehmann
Markus Lehmann is the economist of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, working on trade, economics and incentive measures, and technology transfer. He has produced a significant amount of policy documents providing conceptual vision and guidance, for consideration by the bodies of the Convention, and published in-depth technical studies on: the impact of trade liberalization on biodiversity; tools for economic valuation of biodiversity; and, jointly with colleagues from UNCTAD and WIPO, the role of intellectual property rights for technology transfer under the Convention.

He serves as the Secretariats focal point for liaising with the World Trade Organization. He was instrumental in the development and adoption of the programme of work on technology transfer and cooperation of the Convention, and is responsible for its implementation on the Secretariat level.

Prior to joining the United Nations in 2001, Markus was an assistant professor at Free University Berlin, Germany, and held senior research positions in the Max-Planck-Institute on Common Goods and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He published extensively on various topics in environmental economics, such as environment governance, environmental negotiations, law and economics, trade, and waste management, including in peer-reviewed journals.

Markus holds a doctorate and a diploma in economics from Free University Berlin, Germany.

During this session, Markus will be answering questions on Incentive measures under Article 11 of the Convention.
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