CBD COP11: Sukhdev, environmental economist, made UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

Rio Conventions Pavilion TV, CBD COP11 (17/10/2012) – Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, announces the appointment of Pavan Sukhdev as a UNEP Goodwill Ambassador focussing on the green economy.

Steiner describes Sukhdev, who was born in India, as a global voice in discussions on biodiversity and the green economy.

Steiner goes on to describe Sukhdev’s successful career in international banking and finance.

Steiner states that UNEP sees Sukhdev as one of the clearest international voices in the debate between economics and the environment, recognising his crucial role as study leader in the influential Economics of the Ecosystems and Biodiversity research programme.