Participants DAY TWO

Session 5: Policy Context for Country Activities on GE Indicators
 group 1

Meriem Ait Ali Slimane, UNEP, facilitator



Morocco Ms Amal Moufarreh, Ministere de l'Energie, des Mines, de l'Eau et de l'Environnement

2011-2012: Participation in the workshop presentation Model T21
2011 - 2012: Contribution to the development of the 4th report on indicators of sustainable development at the national level
2010-2011: Contribution to the development of the Evaluation Study of integrated environmental areas
2009-2010: Contribution to the development of the 4th National Report on Biodiversity
2008-2009: Contribution to the development of terms of reference of the Evaluation Study of integrated environmental areas
2006 - 2007: Contribution to the development of a geographic information system of the oasis ecosystem for the millennium.
2006 - 2007: Contribution to the development of a geographic information system of oasis ecosystem for the millennium.
2001-2003: Contribution to the project MED Wet Coast Morocco;
1999-2006: Follow up with consultants carrying out the components for two regional monographs on the Environment;
1994-1997: Member of the team that carried out the photo-interpretation of satellite imagery project MEDGEOBASE-Morocco

Vers une Économie Verte pour un Développement Durable du Maroc



China Yu Hai, Policy Research Centre for Environment and Economy

Yu Hai is currently director and senior research fellow of Division of Environmental Strategy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) affiliated with Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). The main mission and task of this center is to provide technical support for policy making and decision of MEP as a think tank. Yu Hai's working areas currently focus on environmental strategy, green economy, environment and society, global environmental governance, and environmental policy instrument evaluation, etc. Mr Hai got his PhD in agricultural economics in 2002 from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science. After that, he joined PRCEE and spent one year as consultant on sustainable consumption and production in DTIE of UNEP in Paris in 2007. 

Policy Context for China's Activities on Green Economy




Thailand Ms. Nareerat Panmanee, ONEP & Ms. Niramon Sutummakid, Thammasat University

Miss Niramon Sutummakid is an Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics in Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. She got her Ph.D. (Economics) from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).  Ongoing Research papers: “Adjustment Thailand’s Well-Bing Index” for the Office of National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), Domestic Economic Measures in Response to International Trade Measures and Climate Change Measures, funded by Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Willingness to Pay for Conserving Forest of the Bangkok Dwellers, funded by Thailand Research Fund (TRF). Related Research (in Thai): *Green Economy in the Context of Climate Change, funded by GSEI (Good Governance for Social Development and the Environment Institution), 2011. *Impacts of New Flexible Mechanisms Beyond 2012 on Thailand, 2011.  *Road Map of Environmental Accounts for Enhancing Sustainable Competitiveness for Thailand (Green National Accounting, based on SEEA), 2005. 

Thailand Green Economy Green Growth Indicators




Ghana Simon Bawakyillenuo, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

Dr. Simon Bawakyillenuo is a research fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. He attained his PhD in Human Geography and MSc in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Hull, UK, in 2007 and 2003 respectively. His research interests include the interrelationships between different forms of energy use and their effects on health and environment; energy policy; the socioeconomic and policy dynamics of renewable energy dissemination and utilisation; climate change; environmental policy; green economy, etc. He is a co-author of the 2012 Green Economy Scoping Study Report for Ghana. This study was commissioned by UNEP and the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Ghana. 

Policy Context for Gana's Activities on Green Economy Indicators

  group 2  


Dr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye, ILO, facilitator

Dr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye is Policy Specialist in the Green Jobs Global Programme at the International Labour Office in Geneva. Kamal comes from the UN Environment Programme where he served as Acting Head, Green Economy Advisory Services from 2009 to 2012. Before UNEP, he served for three years as Senior Programme Manager-Environment Cluster at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva. Previously, Kamal spent twelve years across Asia, managing policy research projects on renewable energy, environment and sustainable development at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan. A citizen of Senegal, Kamal holds a Ph.D. and Master degrees from Nagoya University, Japan and Dakar University, and Executive Certificates from the World Bank Institute, Columbia University, the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development in Japan; and the Integrated Research and Action for Development in India. He speaks Wolof, French, English and Japanese.




Uruguay Ministry of Livestock, Agriculcute and Fisheries

Ms Ana Virgina Chiesa. Ana Chiesa is an economist, planning assistant in the economical team of the Advisory of planning and management in waste and substances (National Directorate of Environment - Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment). The main tasks developed in this unit are the planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of the solid waste management plans; and the assessment of economical instruments for the improvement in the waste management as well as for the formalization of the waste management chain. 

Ms Veronica Duran Fernandez Verónica Durán is an Economist and Advisor in Economics at the Agricultural Planning and Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (OPYPA -MGAP). Her main issues are related to macroeconomics, competitive analysis of agricultural industries, sectoral analysis and advisory on agricultural policies.

Uruguay Green Economy Indicators













Amrikha Singh is an Environmental Officer attached to the Policy Research, Planning and Information Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Drainage, Government of Barbados (GOB), employed with the Ministry for the past twelve years.  She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the St. Augustine Campus and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the Cave Hill Campus.  She also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London. Throughout her tenure at the Ministry, Ms Singh has had principal responsibility for work on Indicators of Sustainable Development and Trade and Environment.  As such she was involved in the development of an agreed list of Sustainable Development Indicators for Barbados.  This work enabled her to provide technical expertise based on the Barbadian case, to regional programmes within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). She was also nominated by the Government to participate in three Expert Group Meetings on Indicators convened by the UN Department on Economic and Social Affairs. With respect to Trade and Environment, Ms. Singh has worked with the business community and other national stakeholders to develop practical mechanisms by which business and industry could improve their competitiveness by improving environmental performance. This foundational work allowed her to represent the Ministry at the national and regional level in the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations such as the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and the ongoing CARICOM-Canada Trade Agreement. The partnership between the GOB, UNEP and the UWI Cave Hill Campus to conduct a Green Economy Scoping Study for Barbados in 2011 afforded Ms Singh the opportunity to provide technical input into the study and be part of the Governance Committee for the study: the Green Economy Technical Steering Committee.  At the end of the study, the Prime Minister of Barbados called for the development of a set of metrics to monitor the effectiveness of Barbados’ green economic policies.  This call has formed the basis of a new collaboration between the GOB and UWI Cave Hill, with Ms. Singh serving as technical focal point on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. 

Mr. Winston Moore, The University of West Indies

Dr. Winston Moore is presently a Senior Lecturer in Economics at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.  Prior to this, he held the position of Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Barbados.  His recent research has examined the issues surrounding the green economy, as well as the economic impact of climate change on tourism.  He was the lead author on the Barbados Green Economy Scoping Study (2012) and is currently working in the ILAC Indicators Report for the Island.

The Green Economy Transition in Barbados




Ecuador  National Secretary of Planning and Development

Karla Beltran is geographic and environmental engineer with ten years of experience in environmental issues. She received her MSc. in Economics and Environmental Management in 2006 from Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan-Italy). In 2009, she qualified as Climate Change and CDM Project Specialist which allowed her to venture into diverse investigations. She currently works as environmental consultant at National Secretary for Planning and Development (SENPLADES) advising and monitoring strategic environmental projects. Her responsibilities also include assisting in the adjustment and improvement of Ecuador’s Good Living National Plan indicators. Her research experience and interest are fragile ecosystems, spatial geography, green growth measuring and climate change. 

Liliana Roldan is an Economics and Finance enginner with 6 years of experience in social and economic issues. She obtained her master's degree in Applied Statistics from National Polytechnic  School of Ecuador. She currently works as Statistical Information Coordinator at National Secretary for Planning and Development (SENPLADES), leading the generation of methodologies and key statistical data for national planning. Her responsibilities also include assisting in the adjustment and improvement of Ecuador’s Good Living National Plan indicators. Her research experience and interest are  impact evaluation and multicriteria analysis.

Ecuador: Green Economy as a Part of a Sustainable Path

Ecuador_Green_Growth. Attachment

 DAY 2 Session 6: UNEP/MEA Work on Indicators


round 1

Ron Witt, Regional Coordinator, UNEP, facilitator

Ron Witt is the Regional Coordinator for the UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) for the European region, and head of the DEWA/Early Warning Branch’s “Emerging Issues and Indicators” section, based at UNEP offices in Geneva, Switzerland.  He has worked for UNEP both at its Nairobi Headquarters and the Geneva office for over 26 years, beginning as a GIS/remote sensing specialist at the GRID-Nairobi centre (1986-87), and then in Geneva as database manager (1988-94) and manager of the centre (1995 to present), as well as the DEWA Regional Coordinator (1998-).  Mr. Witt is responsible for UNEP/DEWA’s broad programme of activities in the pan-European region, focusing on assessment, early warning and “environment and security”, and also capacity building activities for these same issues within the Caucasus, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.  He also oversees global data and indicators work for UNEP’s global assessment and reporting work, and activities and outputs on a wide range of emerging issues, including monthly bulletins and other reports of the Global Environment Alert Service (GEAS). Prior to his career with UNEP, Mr. Witt worked for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as programme manager and technology transfer specialist at the Eastern Regional Remote Sensing Applications Center (ERRSAC), and later carried out applied research in remote sensing applications within the Earth Resources Branch of NASA/GSFC in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA, from 1980 to 1985. Mr. Witt holds a Bachelor’s degree in European history and Geography from Middlebury College, Vermont (1976), and a Masters degree in Geography and remote sensing from the University of Utah (1980).




Andrea Bassi

Dr. Andrea M. Bassi is the founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl and an Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa. Dr. Bassi is a project leader and researcher, with over 10 years of experience, supporting more than 20 governments and several international organizations primarily on energy and climate policy; natural resource utilization; disaster resilience planning & response strategies; and sustainable development plans. He has specific expertise in green economy strategies & scenarios, climate mitigation & adaptation and sustainable development; and carried out the quantitative scenario analysis of UNEP’s Green Economy Report. Dr. Bassi was a Director at Millennium Institute, visiting researcher at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute and GRA at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in System Dynamics at the University of Bergen, Norway, a M.Sc. in Business and Economics at LIUC, Italy, and completed a postgraduate course in modeling the environment at the Universitad Politecnica de Catalunia in Spain.

Indicators for Issues and Targets, Policy Interventions, Policy Impacts on Well-Being and Equity




Matthias Kern, UNEP

Matthias Kern is Senior Programme Officer in the Technical Assistance Branch of the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. He has the lead for identifying and establishing or further strengthening partnerships and international cooperation related to technical assistance that address emerging issues or other stated priorities of the Conferences of the Parties. He is German national and started his professional career as Research Associate at the Plant Protection Institute in Goettingen, Germany before he joined the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in 1986, where he worked in the field of pesticide and industrial chemicals handling and use, regulation and technical assistance for the implementation of international chemicals conventions. In 2005, he was appointed Senior Programme Officer for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and other hazardous chemicals in the UNEP Division of Global Environment Facility (GEF) Coordination in Nairobi, where he coordinated the UNEP GEF projects related to toxic substances. From 2009 to 2012, he was Head of the Implementation and Capacity Building Unit in the Secretariat of the Basel Convention.     

Indicators of UNEP Conventions




Shaoyi Li, UNEP DITE

Shaoyi Li is Head of Integrated Resource Management Unit, UNEP. Mr. Li is managing the Secretariat of the International Resource Panel, a science-policy expert team engaged in scientific assessment of sustainable use of natural resources from a life-cycle perspective. Mr. Li is leading a team to develop and implement UNEP policy and programme for resource efficiency and environmental sustainability and contribute to policy discourse at the global and regional levels on sustainable management of natural resources. Before joining UNEP, Mr. Shaoyi LI was Officer-in-Charge, Environment and Development Division, and Chief, Energy Security Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In the capacity of Officer-in-Charge, Mr. Li directed environment and sustainable development work of ESCAP that included: the preparation and organization of intergovernmental conferences, conduct of in-depth policy analysis and implementation of technical assistance programmes and projects. As Chief for Energy Section, Mr. Li was responsible for the development and implementation of ESCAP’s energy programme with a focus on widening access to modern energy services to the poor and enhancing energy security in an environmentally sustainable manner. Before working for ESCAP, Mr. Li worked for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs responsible for the preparation and organization of intergovernmental negotiations and international conferences on sustainable development, policy study on energy and environment including climate change and the management of a number of large technical cooperation projects in the field of energy for sustainable development.   

Resource Efficiency Indicators and Green Economy




Karen Holm Olsen, UNEP Riso Centre

Ms. Karen Olsen (PhD) is a senior researcher in the Energy and Carbon Finance program at the UNEP Risø Centre with about 10 years of experience working with climate and sustainable development in developing countries. She is the project manager for capacity development for green growth in six sectors in the United Arabic Emirates and for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Malawi and Botswana with previous experience from Tanzania, Mauritius and Uganda. She is research coordinator and has written several peer-reviewed articles on capacity development and the CDM’s contribution to sustainable development. For several years she has edited the annual Perspectives series with the titles “Progressing towards post-2012 carbon markets” (2011), ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and the Carbon Market’ (2009), ‘A Reformed CDM’ (2008). She holds a PhD in international development studies focusing on institutional and operational issues in the CDM based on six months of field work in Uganda. In addition to her PhD, Karen holds a masters degree in Political Science and a bachelors’ degree in Geography from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

CDM Sustainable Development and Co-benefit indicators
 round 2

   Dr. Sanju Deenapanray, Director, Ecological Living in Action, Mauritius; facilitator



Markus Lehmann, Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity

Markus Lehmann is the economist of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and responsible for the work programmes of the Convention on trade, economics and incentive measures, and technology transfer. He has authored a significant amount of policy papers and in-depth technical studies for the bodies of the Convention, and served as lead author and chapter coordinator for the report for international policy-makers of the Economics and Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative. Prior to joining the UN, he held senior research positions at the German Max-Planck-Institute on Common Goods and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He published extensively on various topics in environmental economics, such as environment governance, environmental negotiations, law and economics, trade, and waste management, including in peer-reviewed journals. Markus holds a doctorate and a diploma in economics from Free University Berlin, Germany. 

Biodiversity Indicators



Jaap van Woerden, UNEP DEWA

Jaap van Woerden is a global environmental data and indicator specialist at UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment office in Geneva. He holds a Masters degree in (Human/Urban) Geography from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and has extensive experience in environmental data coordination & management and indicator development. Working with various UN/international data coordination networks, mechanisms and partners, he contributes to UNEP's integrated and thematic assessment and reporting work such as the Global Environmental Outlook, the International Resource Panel, the UNEP Yearbook, the Transboundary Water Assessment Programme and others.

Tracking Global Environmental Change through Indicators





Prof. Heinz Schandl is an expert for environmental reporting, natural resource management, resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production. His research links social theory, social metabolism and public policy. He leads CSIRO’s research capability in SCP and the Green Economy, he is lead author of a report on Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook in Asia and the Pacific commissioned by the UNEP Office in Bangkok and has been a consultant for the OECD, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank for sustainable natural resource use and green economy. He is an adjunct Professor at the Australian National University School of Sociology and a permanent visiting Prof at the Institute of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University. He is a council member of the International Society of Industrial Ecology (ISIE), chair of the Socio-Economic Metabolism section of the ISIE, editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology and editorial board member for the Journal of Material Cycles and waste Management. He has extensive experience in project leadership and in providing research that informs public policy in the domain of sustainable natural resource use and sustainable development. He has authored 31 peer-reviewed journal papers, 6 books and 20 book chapters focusing on sustainable development, green economy, resource efficiency and SCP.

Resource Efficiency Assessments and Indicators in the Asia-Pacific region



Andrea Salinas, UNEP

Andrea Salinas is Programme Officer of Early Warning and Assessment at the Regional Office of Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2011, she coordinates the Working Group on Environmental Indicators of the Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development. Andrea is a Geographer with a Masters degree in environmental management and modeling and has worked in the academia and international cooperation organizations in the areas of hydrology, water resources management, chemicals and integrated environmental assessment.

Environmental Indicators of the Latin American and Caribbean Initiative on SD ILAC

Session 7: Indicators, Communication, and Capacity Building


Dr. Peter Prokosch, Managing Director, UNEP/GRID-Arendal, facilitator

Peter Prokosch is the Managing Director of UNEP/GRID-Arendal (, a Norwegian foundation, established 1989 by Gro Harlem Brundtland to support the UNEP. Before he entered this position in 2006 he worked for 23 years as a biologist for WWF, the international conservation organisation World Wide Fund For Nature. Between 2002 and 2006 he was Chief Executive Officer of WWF Germany in Frankfurt (  Before that he worked as a director of WWF International out of Oslo/Norway to establish and develop the WWF-Arctic Programme (1992-2002; He closely witnessed this period, when the eight Arctic countries developed their environmental cooperation and the Arctic Council, characterized by the new circumpolar spirit after the changes in the Soviet Union respectively Russia. With the “WWF-Arctic Bulletin” he produced a highly recognized news magazine reporting on the circumpolar environmental cooperation and highlighting both governmental as non-governmental achievements of that time. Among other the circumpolar protected area network grew significantly, where he with WWF was in particular involved to establish the “Great Arctic Reserve” on Taimyr and other nature reserves in Russia. He had come to work since 1989 in the Siberian Arctic out of his former work for WWF in the German Wadden Sea (1984-1992). The later was also the area, where he worked before for the Schleswig-Holstein government and the University in Kiel on conservation and research on Arctic migratory birds. He studied at the universities in Bonn and Kiel and did his PhD in Zoology on Arctic shorebird ecology. He has been born in 1952 in Germany, is father of four children and speaks German, English and Norwegian.



Jeremy Tamanini, Dual Citizen

Jeremy Tamanini is the founder and lead consultant at Dual Citizen, Inc., a Washington DC - based consultancy providing governments and international organizations with analytic tools and strategic communications consulting to advance policy and economic agendas. His firm publishes the annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI), benchmarking national green reputations against actual performance in 27 countries and cities as defined by their leadership, policy, cleantech investment climate and commitment to sustainable tourism. His firm will introduce a social media analysis tool in 2013. Jeremy is a graduate with distinction from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service with a Master’s degree in Foreign Policy and an Honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Arab Emirates from 2006 to 2007.  Follow him and the GGEI through his firm website and on Twitter @DualCitizenInc

Green Economy Index and Communication




Oliver Greenfield, GE Coalition

Oliver is the Convener of the Green Economy Coalition. Convener is a carefully considered title to reflect network leadership, inviting people from diverse institutions and networks to work together, and enabling them to influence collectively. The Green Economy Coalition is a platform and a network that can articulate the value and policies of a green, fair and inclusive economy. Its rapidly growing global network include: UNEP, IUCN, WWF, IIED, IISD, ITUC and GRI and many others. It works to create convergence of different agendas: jobs, industry, environment, poverty reduction and economics to find shared policy and action. Oliver has degrees in engineering and business and has worked with many organisations and cultures for social, environmental and economic value.

Perspectives of Civil Society on Indicators



Achim Halpaap, UNITAR

Achim A. Halpaap is Associate Director, Training Department and Head of the Environment Unit at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) based in Geneva, Switzerland. He has overall responsibility for UNITAR’s environmental training programmes and led the development of a range of new UNITAR programmes, courses and methodologies - including joint e-learning with UNEP on the green economy - to advance environmental sustainability in developing and transition countries. With an interest in linking science and policy, Achim has served as lead author for the policy chapter of the UNEP Geo-5 Report (2012) and is on the Advisory Board of the Yale University Governance, Environment and Markets (GEM) Initiative. From 2006-2008, Achim directed the UNITAR/Yale Environment and Democracy Initiative at the Yale Center of Environmental Policy and Law (YCELP), a  joint center of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale Law School. From 2001-2005, was a Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, South Africa where he led an applied UCT/UNITAR research project to strengthen civil society engagement in South Africa’s National Air Quality Management Framework. Prior to joining the UN in 1991, Achim headed the Chemicals and Waste Management Policy Section in the Environmental Policy Directorate of the Bayer Corporation, Germany. In 1989, he was a Lecturer in the International Studies Department of the University of Oregon, where he developed and taught an interdisciplinary graduate level course on Global Environmental Issues. Achim holds academic degrees from Yale University (Ph.D. & M.Ph), the University of Oregon (M.A.), and the University of Bonn (B.Sc.) Tel : + 41 22 917 8525 email:

Indicators for Country Driven Capacity Development to Advance a Green Economy



Stefan Schwarzer, UNEP/GRID

Stefan Schwarzer is working since the year 2000 in various fields for UNEP. Physical Geographer at the basis, he is the main developer of the UNEP Environmental Data Explorer - a data portal which holds around 600 data sets, and which is the authoritative source for environmental and socio-economic statistics and geospatial data for UNEP's Global Environmental Outlook and other assessment reports. He has collaborated on several environmental studies based on satellite images, from local to regional to global level. Over the past years, his focus moved more to the data visualization domain, where he has created a various set of (visualization) products, such as the booklets, in preparation for the Rio+20 conference, "Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment" and "Measuring Progress; Environmental Goals and Gaps".

Communicating with Indicators on our changing environment

 DAY 2
Session 8: Corporate Level Indicators

Charles Arden-Clarke, UNEP, facilitator

Charles Arden-Clarke worked with the Political Ecology Research Group, a non-profit making environmental consultancy in the UK from 1984. Between 1990 and December 1999 he worked for WWF International in Switzerland, where he developed and led WWF’s Trade and Investment programme. Since January 2000 he has worked for UNEP, initially in its Economics and Trade Branch in Geneva, on trade and environment issues. Since 2004 he has worked in UNEP’s Division on Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) in Paris, where he is currently the Head of the Goods and Services Unit in the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Branch.



Cecilia Serin, WEF

Cecilia Serin is the team coordinator for The Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network. Her responsibilities include supporting the team in the production of the various reports and coordination of the Sustainable Competitiveness project. In addition she is the manager of the Council on Measuring Sustainability. Prior to joining the Forum, she worked at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), where she was responsible for organizing the bi-annual Global Roundtable on Sustainable Finance. She also worked at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on various sustainability issues. Mrs Serin holds a BSc in Business Administration from the International University of Monaco, and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK).

Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability




Yuki Yasui, UNEP FI

Yuki Yasui is the Deputy Head is the Officer in Charge of UNEP Finance Initiative since 1 March 2012. She joined UNEP FI in 2002 and has worked on various projects including a joint project with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in developing its Financial Services Sector Supplement, the development and roll out of the UNEP FI online course on climate change for the finance sector, the coordination of the Secretariat to the UNEP FI Asia Pacific Task Force, and the preparations for Rio+20. Yuki represents UNEP and UNEP FI at the GRI G4 Working Groups on Boundary and Application Level as well as the IIRC Working Group.  She is a chartered accountant in the UK (ACA) and trained and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1994-1999.  She holds a BSc honours degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.

Measuring the Sustainability of the Financial Sector




Morten Larsen, Oxford Research

Morten Larsen is a senior analyst at Oxford Research, where he works with business policy analysis with a particular focus on innovation, SMEs and environmental policy. Morten is also a project leader on Oxford Research’s ongoing baseline measurement of Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster. As part of the project Oxford Research has build a comprehensive database of around 1.500 Danish cleantech companies. The database is used to monitor the development of the cleantech companies in Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster through a register based analysis of the economic performance of the companies as well as a yearly survey to the companies. At the European level Morten was Oxford Research’s Project Leader for the evaluation of the Ecodesign Directive conducted in 2011 on behalf of the European Commission. He also led Oxford Research's European analysis on behalf of the EU Commission on how to improve access to financing for eco-innovative companies. The analysis covered 12 countries in Europe and included a comprehensive analysis of the barriers to access to finance faced by small and medium sized eco-innovative companies and investors. Morten was also involved in the 2012 Survey on Sustainable Enterprise Development in Mediterranean Partner Countries.
At the national level Morten has led the analysis of the needs for cleantech test and demonstration facilities conducted for the science park Scion DTU, the evaluation of the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) for Denmark’s Energy Agency and the analysis of Danish Science Incubator Programme for the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education. Morten has previously been employed in the Ministry for Economics and Business, the Authority for Enterprise and Construction and the OECD, where he worked for six years with environmental policy, innovation, entrepreneurship and regional development.

Measuring the Performance of the Danish Cleantech Sector

 DAY 2
Session 9: Regional Work on Indicators



Jose Pineda, UNDP, facilitator

José is a Senior Researcher of the Research Team for the Human Development Report since 2009. He has extensive research experience in the fields of international trade and open macroeconomics. Prior to joining UNDP, he was Deputy Director of Research for the Andean Development Bank. He has also served as Chief Economist of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and as consultant for the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance, the Venezuelan Central Bank and international organizations, such as the World Bank. He also was professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in the field of macroeconomics. José holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.




Riccardo Mesiano, UN-ESCWA

Riccardo Mesiano is a First Economic Affairs Officer with a 10 years experience in Economic Development obtained with the UN system (UN-ESCWA, UNIDO, UNDP), the European Commission, and the Italian Trade Commission. With a PhD from Paris-Evry University and a Master Degree in International Trade, Mr. Mesiano has published a number of articles on Clusters, SMEs and Green Economy.  He has managed some important development projects on Trade Development in Asia focusing on SPS and TBT. Mr. Mesiano is currently working on Sustainable Development issues with a special focus on Green Economy and Food Security.  Mr. Mesiano has worked in South America, India, Morocco, Albania and

Monitoring the Transition to the Green Economy in the Arab Region: the SME Perspective




Rae Kwon Chung, UNESCAP

Mr Chung was a career diplomat of Korea specializing in global environmental negotiations attending major global conferences from Rio Earth Summit in 1992 to the Copenhagen Climate Conference (COP15) in 2009. He served as Director-General for International Economic Affairs and as Climate Change Ambassador at the level of deputy minister for Korea. As chief climate negotiator, he proposed NAMA Registry as an international platform for voluntary commitments of emerging economies and carbon credit for NAMA during the climate negotiations for the Copenhagen Conference. In 2000 at COP6 in Hague, he also proposed the idea of Unilateral CDM which later became the dominant formula for CDM.  At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, he inserted the ideas for technology transfer like “compulsory licensing” and “transfer of publicly owned technologies” in Agenda 21. He contributed as a lead author for IPCC special report on technology transfer and received a personal copy of IPCC Nobel Peace Prize 2007. As director of environment and development division, UN ESCAP, he initiated the concept of Green Growth as a strategy of harnessing environmental sustainability as a driver of rapid economic growth of Asia and the Pacific necessary to reduce poverty. In 2005, he has successfully managed the adoption of the Ministerial Declaration on Green Growth at the 5th MCED (Ministerial Conference of Environment and Development of Asia and the Pacific) held in Seoul, Korea. As an input for Rio+20 Conference on Green Economy, in May 2012, he has prepared to launch an ESCAP Report titled “Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap” as a blueprint for pursuing Green Economy necessary to cope with resource constraints and climate crisis already impacting many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific most.  Having studied the Economics at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, he completed his MA (Master of Science in Foreign Service) at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Ecological Efficiency of Production and Consumption




Marco Keiner, UNECE

Marco Keiner is Director of Environment Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) since 2008. From 2008-2010 he was also in charge of the UNECE subprogrammes on Land Management/Housing and Population. Before, he was Chief, Urban Environment Section at UN-HABITAT. From 2000-2007, he has been senior researcher and lecturer in the post graduate study program on spatial planning at ETH Zurich and head of the Sustainability Research Group of the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Planning.
After finishing his master studies in Geography and his post-graduate studies in spatial planning, he received his doctoral degree in Geography in 1999. In 2005, he finished his habilitation (a post-doctoral thesis). Keiner is author, editor and co-editor of several books, among others “Managing Urban Futures” (2004) and “The Future of Sustainability” (2006), “Sustainable Futures for Switzerland, Europe and the World” (2007). 

Experiences from Europe




Desta Mebratu, UNEP

Mr. Desta Mebratu has more than 22 years of experience working for industries, government agencies, universities and international organizations. He joined UNEP in August 2003 and worked as the Regional Industry Officer for Africa until July 2008. From August 2008 to July 2011, he worked as Head of the global Business and Industry Programme of UNEP. Since July 2011, he is serving as the Deputy Regional Director of UNEP Regional Office for Africa. His main areas of expertise are: Resource efficient and cleaner production, environmental management systems, sustainable development policies and sustainable energy systems. He published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and conference reports. A chemical engineer by background, Mr Mebratu has a PhD of engineering in Industrial Environmental Economics and an MBA in International Business.

Experiences from Africa

 DAY 3
Session 1: Introduction of GGkp and its Indicators Programme
  Benjamin Simmons, GGKP Secretariat, facilitator



Sheng Fulai, UNEP

Sheng Fulai is an economist at UNEP’s Economics and Trade Branch. His areas of expertise include integrated policymaking, international payments for ecosystem services, and integrated economic and environmental accounting.  Sheng holds a Masters degree in economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Over the last twenty years, he has served the Chinese Ministry of Finance, the World Bank, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and Conservation International. His major publications include: Real Value for Nature – An Overview of Global Efforts to Achieve True Measures of Economic Progress; Comparative Assessment of Development Options; Macroeconomic Policies, Poverty and the Environment (co-author); Rights, Wants and Needs: Economic Instruments and Biodiversity Conservation.




Tomasz Kozluk, OECD

Tomasz Koźluk is a Senior Economist on Green Growth at the OECD in Paris. He joined the OECD Economics Department in 2007, and worked on issues related to competition, market regulation, fiscal policies, environmental policies, green growth as well as transport, infrastructure investment and public private partnerships. He has (co-)authored several papers and survey chapters related to green growth, including the joint IO report for the G-20 on Incorporating Green Growth and Sustainable Development Policies into Structural Reform Agendas. His interests include also transition economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Green Growth Indicators and Headline Indicators




Marianne Fay, World bank

Marianne Fay is the co-director of the World Development Report 2010 on climate change. Prior to this, she was a Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where she worked on infrastructure and more recently, adaptation to climate change. She previously was the Lead Economist for the Finance, Infrastructure, and Private Sector Development Department of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region at the World Bank. She has also worked on energy and urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University. Her research has mostly focused on the role of infrastructure and urbanization in development, and more recently on urban poverty issues. She is the author of a number of articles on these topics and has recently published books on "The Urban Poor in Latin America" and "Infrastructure in Latin America".

Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystems (WAVES) / Adjusted Net Savings




Hoseok Kim, GGGI

Dr. Hoseok Kim is a Senior Program Manager of the Green Growth Modeling (GGM) at the Global Green Growth Institute. He received his PhD in economics in 2003 and joined the faculty as a professor in the Institute of East & West Studies at Yonsei University, where he developed several courses in sustainable development and climate policy. Prior to joining GGGI, he was a senior research fellow in the Global Research Center at the Korea Environment Institute.  His primary research interests lie at the intersection of economics and environment, with a particular focus on the role of technological change and economic models of policy analysis. Since his first book, UNFCCC and Climate Policy (2005), he has explored the economics of climate change, energy and climate policy modeling, economic effects of alternative climate policy instruments, the adoption and diffusion of climate technologies, and climate change and economic development. He worked on these matters with the SEI, the LLNL, the Nautilus Institute, the UNU, and many governmental agencies in developing countries.   His major publications include: “Energy Demand and Supply, Energy Policies, and Energy Security in the Republic of Korea”(Energy Policy 2011), “Measuring the Corporate Readiness to Address Climate Challenges: Developing an Index of Climate Competitiveness” (Environmental and Resource Economics Review, 2010), “National Accounts and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Korea’s NAMEA-air” (Environmental and Resource Economic Review, 2010), Reforming Environmental Regulation: Policy Options to Promote Green Technologies (2010), Integrating Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies into Air Pollution Regulations (2009), Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Assessing the Sustainability of Korea’s Green Growth Strategies (2009), Linking Environmental Assessment and Sustainable Development Indicators (2007), “Analysis of the Impacts of Carbon and Energy Taxes on Energy System in Korea,” (Environmental and Resource Economics Review, 2003)

Indicators Work at GGGI