Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"If we are to move the global economy to a greener and cleaner one, a sharp
reduction in the inefficient use of fossil fuels allied to an increased up take of renewable energy must be at the centre of the international response.
There are also powerful arguments in favour of the making the transition ‘Towards a Low Carbon Economy’, with ever clearer evidence that this represents a huge opportunity rather than a burden."
"Message from Achim Steiner for World Environment Day: Kick-Starting the Green Economy," www.climateactionprogramme.org, June 4, 2008
Experts Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mar. 2006-Present
Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), 2009-Present
Under-Secretary General, United Nations
Advisory Board Member, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED)
Director General, World Conservation Union (IUCN), 2001-2006
Secretary General, World Commission on Dams, 1998-2001
MA, University of London, specialized in development economics, regional planning, and international development and environment policy