United Nations Environment Programme environment for development

Position: Programme Officer, Resource Efficiency and SCP
Phone: +66 2 288 2129

Area(s) of Expertise: Janet Salem joined the ROAP in August as Programme Officer for the SWITCH Policy Support Component, where she coordinates policy support, capacity building and outreach on Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption and Production.  Before joining ROAP, she worked with UNEP DTIE in Paris in the Secretariat for the International Resource Panel, a science policy interface on resource issues.  There she was the focal point for two technical working groups covering decoupling resource use from economic growth, and environmental impacts of products and materials.  Before joining UNEP, Janet working with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, where she supported the Energy and Environment Branch in both technical project development and implementation in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the industrial sector and global forum activities, including coordination of the UNIDO contribution to the Global Energy Assessment on industrial energy efficiency, and UNIDO’s chairpersonship of UN-Energy, an initiative aiming to coordinate the UN’s energy activities.  Prior to working with the United Nations, Janet worked with University Institutes and private sector consulting in the area of environmental assessment tools, in particular Life Cycle Assessment and Materials Flow Accounting.  Janet holds a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master's degree in Engineering Science from the University of the New South Wales (Australia).