Experts' profiles - Makiko Yashiro
Makiko Yashiro
Makiko Yashiro works as a Programme Officer for the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions at UNEP. Since joining UNEP in February 2006, she has been working on issues ranging from synergies and inter-linkages among multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) to the role of communities in the implementation of MEAs. Currently, she is working on the programme to follow-up on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, as well as activities focused on the application of economic instruments such as payments for ecosystem services (PES) for promoting sustainable ecosystem management. Her professional interest focuses on the role of institutions in ensuring equitable distribution of costs and benefits in applying PES.

Prior to joining UNEP, she worked for the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, Japan from 1999 to 2005 where she managed projects focused on community-centered approaches for environmental management and various capacity building programmes. From September 2004 to March 2005, she was stationed in Sri Lanka where she coordinated UNUs project on Inter-linkages: Synergies and Coordination of MEAs in South Asia.

Makiko completed her masters degree in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California in 1997, and is currently continuing her PhD research at Kyoto University, Japan.
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