I am a Senior Policy Analyst at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway, an independent foundation engaged in research in international environmental, energy and resource management policy and law. (www.fni.no.). My main area of research is international ooperation on biodiversity and natural resources and national implementation of international Commitments in this Field. I have recently conducted an interim assessment of post 2010 NBSAPs.
Before that I worked as a self employed consultant in the field of environmental policy and law and sustainable development. Among my assignments was serving as an adviser for the Government of Georgia in revising its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)
By the end of 2012 I ended a long career in the Danish Ministry of Envrionment on international envrionmental issues .In 2012 I was leading the Danish EU Presidency team in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity. (CBD) This included chairing EU coordination and negotiating on behalf of the EU at Convention on Biological Diversity COP 11 in Hyderabad, India in October 2012.
From 2008 until 2010 I was on leave from the Ministry worked as an Adjunct Research Fellow for the United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies. I conducted a comprehensive assessment of the preparation, content, adequacy, and effectiveness of NBSAPs. The project was presented at the CBD COP 10 in October 2010.
Before that, I was Chief International Adviser in the Ministry of Environment of Denmark with special responsibility for international cooperation in the field of biodiversity and natural resources. From 2005-7 I held the position as chairman of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA).