Achim Steiner

Opening keynote address

(Recorded @FFA2016)
Duration: 45:39 min

Opening keynote address

Achim Steiner
UNEP Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations (UN)

Achim Steiner has been Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since 2006. From 2009 to 2011 he was also Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Before joining UNEP, he served as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and prior to that as Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams. His career has included assignments with governmental, non-governmental and international organizations across the world. He has worked both at grassroots level and at the highest levels of international policy-making to address the interface between environmental sustainability, social equity and economic development.