Experts' profiles - Gunnar Futsaeter
Gunnar Futsaeter
Gunnar Futsaeter has worked in UNEP Chemcials Branch/DTIE, Geneva on global mercury issues since February 2007.He manages UNEPs work related to atmospheric mercury emissions from anthropogenic sources. The work includes cooperation with other international bodies, contact with governments, supervising experts and contributing in analyzing collected information and in preparing reports. Major product: Global Atmospheric Mercury Assessment: Sources, Emissions and transport. The report was presented to the Governing Council 25th session (GC25).

He has provided support to the UNEP partnership programme and in particular to the partnership on Fate and Transport of mercury; assist in planning and implementation of the the international meetings arranged by the Branch; establish and maintain links with relevant Arctic Council WGs (AMAP, ACAP) and with relevant UN-ECE LRTAP WGs/expert groups. Contributed to corporate issues of the Chemicals Branch programme, through giving input to briefings and meeting documents to meetings such as the Open Ended Working Group on Mercury and to the GC 25. Major current activity is the the project Reducing Mercury Emissions from Coal Combustion in the Energy sector.

Gunnar Futsaeter has 23 years of work experience in governmental management (Norway), including national pollution prevention actions, control and regulation of offshore petroleum industry, national environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental impact assessments, policy development and research management.He has more than 15 years of international experience in several fora as a governmental representative. With a specific experience in Arctic issues, having worked on Arctic Environmental issues for more than 20 years.

Gunnar Futsaeter is a marine biologist educated at the University of Oslo, Norway (Cand.real.1984 (level of the degree is comparable to Ph. D.), and has a B.Sc (1978, University of Oslo) in biology, chemistry, mathematics,). He has a Diploma in education, University of Oslo, 1982.
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