Experts' profiles - Lev Neretin
Lev Neretin
Lev Neretin is a Programme Officer in the Secretariat of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) based in Washington, DC. STAP is hosted by UNEP and plays an important role in identifying and proposing the course of action on scientific and technology issues for the entire GEF partnership. Lev manages the Secretariats work related to climate change and chemicals. His special interests relate to the inter-linkages between GEFs focal areas, particularly the connection between ecosystem resilience and climate change, and global change in the polar regions.

Before joining UNEP, Lev worked as Task Manager for GEF projects in the Russian Federation and as Biodiversity Expert of the Caspian Environment Programme in Iran. Earlier he was a Scientist with the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Germany, where he studied biogeochemical cycles in the ocean and microbial life in the deep subsurface, as well as managing several research projects. Lev has received a Ph.D. degree in Oceanography from the Russian Academy of Sciences and M.A. degree in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
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