Team leader and senior technical advisor on forest and climate finance in Asia Pacific
Emelyne Cheney has spent more than a decade working towards real world solutions to address the rapid disappearance of tropical forests. She joined the United Nations Environment Programme in 2014, first as the REDD+ coordinator for Congo Basin countries, and now as a team leader and senior technical advisor on forest and climate finance in Asia Pacific. Prior, she worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as an expert on forest governance and built a global portfolio of projects related to social and environmental safeguards, land tenure, legal preparedness and governance assessments. Emelyne holds a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and is the mother of two children, Violette and Gabriel.