M.Tim Christophersen

Tim Christophersen is the Coordinator of the Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch at UN Environment, based in Nairobi. He manages a global team of freshwater, forest, land-use, climate adaptation and private finance experts in various UN Environment offices around the world. Tim is also the Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration.

He previously worked for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), where he led the portfolio on the conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity, including the Bushmeat Liaison Group, and worked closely with the team on traditional ecological knowledge and customary sustainable use. From 2002-2007 he was Regional Programme Coordinate for Europe, the Caucasus and the Commonwealth of Independent States at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He also worked for the Danish Ministry of the Environment at the Research Institute for Forest and Landscapes, and for the European Commission in the Nature and Biodiversity Unit. Tim is a German national and holds a degree in forest engineering and conservation from Dresden University of Technology.