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Nellemann, Christian

Senior expert, Rapid Response Unit

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Christian Nellemann, PhD, is the Senior officer and head of UNEP's Rapid Response Unit and Assessments. Nellemann has worked extensively in Central, South, East and Southeastern Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Circumpolar Arctic, covering a broad range of environmental issues from environmental and wildlife transnational organized crime to climate change, pollution, range-, wildlife and marine ecology, food and human security, disasters, biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, always with a focus on wildlife and environmental conservation. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals, over 100 reports and led over 15 global and regional UN assessments by several UN agencies. He has contributed to numerous hearings, panels, incident response teams and task forces as an expert for both parliaments, Congress, Supreme courts and different international and government agencies in many countries.