Dr. Stefanos Fotiou

Dr. Stefanos Fotiou is the Director of the Environment and Development Division in the UN ESCAP. Stefanos is responsible for the planning and implementation of the UN ESCAP work on natural resources management, climate change, sustainable urban development and green economy. Highlights of his work in his current post include successfully leading intergovernmental negotiations resulting in specific normative outcomes, establishing new initiatives on technical cooperation and capacity development as well as ideating and steering analytical work in the substantive areas of his responsibility. Prior to this Stefanos worked for 10 years in the UN Environment Programme in various roles in the Economy Division and in the Asia-Pacific office. Throughout his career, Stefanos has taken leading roles in international forums, has conceptualised and led the development of regional and national strategies on environment and sustainable development and his work has been published and referenced. He holds a PhD in Natural Resource Economics, a Master of Science in Information Systems, and a Master of Science in Forestry and Natural Environment.