Robert Bisset is UNEP's European Spokesperson, and the communications focal point for International Polar Year. Based in Paris, he also leads the communications work worldwide for the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.
Robert was earlier based at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi for five years. During this time he worked closely with two previous Executive Directors while serving as the organisation's media officer.
Before joining UNEP, Robert worked as a journalist, writer and film-maker in Africa and Europe. He was a founding director of the World Press Centre, an electronic clearing house for news and information on environment and development issues.