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Martina Otto
Martina Otto is the Head of the Energy and Transport Policy Unit and oversees the development and implementation of UNEPs energy and transport policy related activities. She is responsible for the interagency aspects of this work and for creating synergies between different projects carried out in this unit. She manages UNEPs activities related to modern forms of bioenergy, especially biofuels, and is a member of the Technical Committee of the Global Bioenergy Partnership.

From 2004 September 2006 Martina worked as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director in UNEPs Headquarters in Nairobi. Prior to this, she was a Programme Officer in UNEPs Energy Branch, coordinating UNEPs work in the area of Sustainable Mobility as well as two of UNEPs voluntary initiatives with the private sector, the Mobility Forum and the Global e Sustainabilty Initiative.

Before joining UNEP, Martina worked on Trade and Environment and Economic Instruments in the Area of Environmental Protection with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the European Commission and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development. She also worked with the US Law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton on environmental due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Martina is a fully qualified lawyer (Erstes and Zweites Staatsexamen, Frankfurt/Main, Germany) and holds an LLM from London University in International Environmental Law.
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