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Friday, May 7, 2021


Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of UNEP, took the helm of the anchor institution for the global environment in 2019 having served as Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Ms. Andersen has more than 30 years of experience in international development economics, environmental sustainability, strategy and operations.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT


Achim Steiner, the Administrator of the UNDP, is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group. Prior to joining UNDP, he was Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford. He led the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016), helping governments invest in clean technologies and renewable energy.

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