Experts' profiles - Lawrence Hislop
Lawrence Hislop
Lawrence Hislop is the head of the Polar Unit at GRID-Arendal, a collaborating centre of UNEP based in Arendal, Norway, which is tasked with communicating environmental information to policy-makers and facilitating environmental decision-making for change.

He has led implementation of numerous assessments and outreach products that relate specifically to the Polar regions and is currently overseeing the production of a new report on the effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in protecting biodiversity in the Arctic, and the Highlights Report of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (for the Arctic Council - CAFF).

A communications expert who has led the development of publications, interactive web products, environmental assessments and education materials, Lawrence has a Masters Degree in International Environmental Policy. In the last ten years he has been involved in the successful development of State of the Environment reports in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and The Caribbean.

As head of the UNEP Key Polar Centre he also acts as observer on behalf of UNEP at Arctic Council meetings.
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