Industrial Development Officer, Policy, Research and Statistics Department
Nicola Cantore holds a Ph.D in environmental economics and management at the University of York and a Ph.D in economics at the Universita` Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He worked as a junior researcher at the FEEM (Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei) in Milan, as a senior researcher at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering of the University of Bologna and as a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London. He served as a consultant for many organizations such as UNEP, UNDP and DFID. He is currently a researcher at the Department of Policy Research and Statistics of UNIDO where he was the coordinator of the Industrial Development Report 2016. His CV includes a long list of publications in peer reviewed journals. His research interests include environment, development and structural change.
Guillermo Castella Lorenzo
Chief, Emerging Compliance Regimes Division
Guillermo Castella Lorenzo is Chief of the Emerging Compliance Regime Division in UNIDO’s Environment Department. He studied Agricultural Engineering at the Republic University, Uruguay, his home country. He has several postgraduate courses in Spain and at the Agriculture Wye College, London University. He joined UNIDO in 1989 working in the Programme Support Unit, under the former Programme and Development Department. He then moved to Funds Mobilization Department and later to the Africa Regional Programme. Since 1998 he worked with the Montreal Protocol Branch where he was leading a team for the elimination of a specific ozone depleting substance: Methyl bromide, commonly used in the agriculture sector. In 2015 he became Division Chief of the newly established Emergency Compliance Regime Division focusing on emerging binding conventions, conference or protocols, for example, the Minamata Convention, (control of the Mercury) and/or the forthcoming amendment of the Montreal Protocol to include Hydrofluorcarbons (HFC) under such Protocols and other emerging policy issues under discussion.
Carolina Gonzalez Mueller
Industrial Development Officer, Industrial Resource Efficiency Division
Ms. Carolina Gonzalez is an industrial development officer in the Industrial Resource Efficiency Division of UNIDO’s Environment Branch. She has been with UNIDO since 2009 and currently implements projects that promote resource efficiency, sound environmental management and sustainable development in industries.
Her previous experience includes working at the Ministry of Environment of El Salvador; at Malcolm Pirnie, an environmental engineering firm in the USA, and at the IAEA’s Seibersdorf laboratory.
Carolina is from El Salvador; holding a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Technology from the University of Mobile, and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Economic Policy Advisor
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Johanna Jagnow is currently working as an economic policy advisor in the GIZ sector project Sustainable Economic Development. In this capacity she is advising the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in particular on issues regarding structural and industrial policy.
Previously she held a position in Ghana and worked on the promotion of insurance. She has a background in international business and economic policy.
Industrial Development Officer
Kazuki Kitaoka is a managing officer at the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development. Prior to this position, he headed the Strategic Planning and Coordination Unit and managed various global consultations, including those of the UN Development Group on “Engagement with the Private Sector” as part of the multi-stakeholder dialogue towards the establishment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He also managed UNIDO’s global “Networks for Prosperity” initiative and represented the Organization in various high-level intergovernmental and inter-agency forums. He joined the organization in 2003, focusing on the implementation of private sector development, industrial technology, and corporate responsibility programmes in various countries, including China, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United Republic of Tanzania. In his subsequent roles as strategic planner, programme manager and head of donor relations, he worked on organizational policies and publications related to sustainability, growth, poverty reduction, gender equality, development effectiveness, the changing role of middle-income countries in globalization, and the global development and aid architecture. Previous to his employment at UNIDO, Mr. Kitaoka worked at UBS Financial Services in Zurich and Tokyo.
Since 2012, Mr. Brugger works as a knowledge management expert with the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development. He is involved in all of the Institute’s training activities from content preparation to facilitating class exercises. Previously, he worked with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in New York, the International Press Institute in Vienna and the European Commission. Mr. Brugger holds a Master in philosophy from Vienna University and a Master in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
Edward Clarence-Smith has been the UNIDO Representative to China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea since 2009. Previously, he was the Global Environment Facilities Coordinator, before which he worked at the Cleaner Production Unit of UNIDO’s Environmental Management Branch. From 1991-1998, he was head of Italian operations at Dames & Moore International, an international environmental consultancy company specializing in environmental due diligence and auditing, as well as groundwater remediation. Mr. Clarence-Smith has also worked at the US Natural Resources Defense Council, focusing on pollution prevention, hazardous waste management and the ‘right-to-know’. Prior to this, he focused on chemicals management at the Environment Directorate of the OECD and the Joint Research Centre of the EU. Mr. Clarence-Smith has also worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency, focusing on the control of Chlorofluorocarbons.
Mr. Clarence-Smith holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Edinburgh University and an SM in the same from MIT. He also holds an Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from MIT.
Branko Dunjić has a PhD in chemical engineering with specialization on polymeric materials. He researched at the Laboratory for Catalysis in Lyon, France and worked at the University of Belgrade teaching polymer chemistry. Subsequently, he worked as a R&D manager in the chemical industry. Branco Dunjić published 43 scientific articles and is the co-author of four protected patents.
Since 2007, he is managing the Cleaner Production Centre in Serbia established within the frame of a UNIDO-sponsored project at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. The Centre successfully performed over 60 cleaner production assessments for companies in Serbia and abroad helping their clients to save expenses by reducing the consumption of energy, water and raw materials.
In addition to his role as Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy of the CEU, Dr. Zoltan Illes is Hungary’s state secretary of environmental protection, nature conservation and water management. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Gödöllõ University of Agricultural Sciences, and a Lecturer on Environmental Management and Policy at the University of Horticulture and Food Industry in Budapest. Following his postdoctoral association at Yale University (1987-1989), Dr. Illes held the position of Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director of the Hungarian Institute for Environmental Management. He then went on to be the Deputy Secretary of State at the Hungarian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, and the Senior Advisor to the Ambassador of the European Union in Hungary on environmental protection. Dr. Illes is also the director of the Hungarian Environmental Management Training Centre, and is a former lecturer at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Zoltan Illes holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and an MSc in Chemical Engineering, and is both a Fullbright Scholar and a Humphrey Fellow. His research at the CEU focuses on environmental and energy studies.
Christine Jasch is Director of the Vienna Institute for Environmental Management and Economics, IÖW. She studied Political Economy, Business Administration and Agriculture and works as independent Tax Advisor and Certified Public Accountant as well as accredited lead verifier under EMAS and ISO 14001, for GRI Sustainability Reports and for the Austrian EUTS CO2 emission trading scheme. She habilitated at the Austrian University for Life Sciences and lectures on micro and macroeconomic aspects of environmental and sustainability management. In 2011 she joined Ernst & Young´s Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team in Austria.
Relevant work on Environmental Management Accounting include the book on principles and procedures for environmental management accounting for the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, Working group on Environmental Management Accounting, as well as the IFAC Guidance document on environmental management accounting (EMA). She has performed several case studies on environmental and sustainability accounting worldwide, mostly for UNIDO within the UNIDO TEST approach. The key message there is to show companies how they can link environmental protection with their existing information systems and how much money the can save by doing so.
For the Austrian chamber for accountants and auditors she annually organises the Austrian Environmental and Sustainability Reporting Award. Her current research focus is on developing corporate disclosure into integrated sustainability and welfare accounting.
She lectures at several universities in Austria. For information on the several research projects please have a look at www.ioew.at.
Frank is a passionate, authentic, creative and values-led sustainable designer and social entrepreneur. Working on something he believes in has taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe, Americas and Australia, collaborating with individuals and all types & size of organisation in a diverse range of areas. In 2006 Frank founded the award-winning Ecodesign Centre (EDC) and in 2012 he co-founded the European Network of Ecodesign Centre (ENEC). In 2014 he founded anois (which means now in Irish) a collaborative platform for seeking sustainable solutions and is in the process of co-founding two other ethical organisations, while he undertakes a significant amount of pro-bono work for organisations and individuals. Frank has a mixed discipline background (including a PhD in ecodesign) and has been delivering talks and workshops overseas since the mid 90s.
Dr. Pintér has nearly two decades of experience working on sustainable development at the global scene with a wide range of international partners. Between 1994 and 2010 he worked for the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Canada, serving as the director of the Measurement and Assessment Program between 2003 and 2010. From 2000-2001 he was Practitioner Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, conducting research related to the effectiveness of integrated environmental assessment and reporting at the global level. He is Senior Fellow and Associate of IISD and was granted the title of Honorary Professor by Pannon University. He has su bstantive work experience with a wide range of international organizations such as the World Bank, the OECD, UNEP, UNDP, the GEF, and the China Council, and also with many Canadian provincial governments and consulting firms.
He was co-chair of the International Forum for Assessing Sustainability in Agriculture, helped initiate the Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network (CSIN), and lead the development of UNEP’s Integrated Environmental Assessment training program for sub-global audiences. He is currently contributing as an expert to the China Environment and Development Outlook of CCICED and serves as Coordinating Lead Author of the scenarios and transformative change chapter of the 5th UNEP Global Environment Outlook.