Experts' profiles - Hilary French
Hilary French
Hilary French works with UNEPs Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch to promote civil society engagement with UNEPs work. She is currently updating the UNEP publication, Natural Allies: UNEP and Civil Society, which serves as a guidebook for civil society representatives interested in engaging with UNEPs policy and programmatic work. Hilary has worked as a Special Advisor to UNEP since 2002, undertaking assignments with the Division of Regional Cooperation, the Office of the Executive Director, the Division of Policy Development and Law, the Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics, and the Division of Early Warning and Assessment.
Hilary also works for the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington, D.C. based policy research organization, where her work focuses on the role of international institutions in environmental protection and sustainable development. She has worked at Worldwatch since 1987, serving as Vice President for Research, as Director of the Globalization and Governance Project, as a Senior Researcher, and currently as Senior Advisor for Programs. Hilary has published widely on global environmental and sustainable development issues, including co-authoring fifteen of the Institutes annual State of the World reports, authoring the book Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization, and contributing to numerous other publications.
Prior to joining Worldwatch, Hilary worked briefly for Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs, and interned with the United Nations Development Program in the Ivory Coast and with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva. She majored in history at Dartmouth College and holds a masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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