A PARTNERSHIP TO END WATER POVERTY AND REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION

A convening with the United Nations Conference for Trade & Development and the United Nations Environment Programme

SPEAKERS

Satya S. Tripathi

UN Assistant Secretary-General & Head of New York Office at UNEP

Satya S. Tripathi is UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of New York Office at UNEP and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group.

A development economist and lawyer with nearly 40 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi has served with the UN since 1998 in key positions in Europe, Asia and Africa in the areas of Climate Change, Human Rights, Democratic Governance and Legal Affairs.

He was Head of Human Rights Investigations for the UN in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH); Chair of the Committees on Laws, Treaties and Administrative matters for the UN-mediated Cyprus unification talks in 2004; UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias where he facilitated international cooperation and funding of over US$ 7 billion for post-tsunami and post-conflict recovery efforts in support of the Indonesian government and affected populations; and Executive Head of UNORCID, a UN System Office of 10 UN Agencies established by the UN Secretary General in 2011 to facilitate the implementation of a US$ 1 Billion REDD+ partnership between Indonesia, Norway and other stakeholders on climate change mitigation and adaptation through the conservation of forests and preservation of peat-land and bio-diversity.

Mr. Tripathi was instrumental in establishing the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in Indonesia in 2016 and the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) in 2017 to leverage ‘private finance for public good’ at mega-scale to achieve transformative social and environmental impact for millions of people in developing countries. He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Forests; and in India as a member of its national civil service.

Adam Shaw

Journalist and Broadcaster

Speaker & Moderator

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Catherine Roe

Chief Executive Officer at Elior

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Dr Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief, UNCTAD New York Office

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Lord Malcolm Bruce

Chair of Water Unite

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Michael Fletcher

Commercial Director at The Co-op

Speaker

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Chris Sellers

Chief Executive Officer at Water Unite

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Usha Rao-Monari

Vice-Chair at Water Unite

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Dr Jeremy Gorelick

Strategic Advisor for Water Unite Impact at Wellers Impact

Speaker

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Martijn Proos

Investment Director at Ninety One, and Secretary & Treasurer at Water Unite

Speaker

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