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Sylvie Motard
Sylvie Motard

Sylvie Motard is Deputy Director at the UNEP Regional Office for Europe in Geneva.

With more than 25 years of experience in the field of environment and sustainable development within the United Nations system and the European organisations, Sylvie is specialized in environmental and European law and economy (University of Bordeaux, France, and Amsterdam, Netherlands). Her assignments at the European Commission and at the European Parliament provided her with an in-depth knowledge of the European Union decision making processes both at formal and informal levels.

After setting up and managing UNEP's office to the EU in 2000 in Brussels, Sylvie joined the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for Europe in Geneva in 2009. In addition to general management functions, her portfolio includes the relations with Western European countries, partnerships with sub-national entities and the coordination of resource mobilization initiatives in Europe. She also contributes to the intergovernmental processes in the region like inter alia the UN ECE Committee on Environmental Policy and the Environment for Europe Ministerial Conferences.

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