Barney Dickson (BA, MA, D.Phil) is Director of Programmes at UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK. He has oversight over five substantive programmes at the Centre, covering Climate Change, Marine issues, Ecosystem Assessment, Wildlife Trade and Protected Areas. He is responsible for strengthening data management systems at the Centre and for improving internal planning. Prior to taking on his current role he was Head of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Programme. He led the programme in supporting, through the UN-REDD Programme, the development of an effective REDD+ mechanism that delivers multiple benefits including biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Before joining UNEP-WCMC, Barney Dickson was at Fauna & Flora International for over six years where he was the first Head of International Policy and responsible for developing FFIs international policy programme. He has published extensively on issues of conservation policy, including REDD+, CITES, recreational hunting, the precautionary principle and the links between conservation and poverty reduction.