Experts' profiles - Richard Tingem Munang
Richard Tingem Munang
Dr. Richard Munang is currently the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator. He is also the UNEP Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) for Food Security Coordinator. Previously he was the Policy & Programme Coordinator for the UNEP/UNDP Africa Climate Change Adaptation & Development (CC DARE) programme. His other experience includes working as a Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Dublin, and a lecturer at the University of Nottingham. His areas of action oriented research combine interdisciplinary science on climate change adaptation and the role of ecosystems in delivering sustainable food production in the context of changing climatic conditions; and achieving sustainable consumption by reducing food loss and waste through harnessing ecological based approaches. He has conducted several assessments to understand how climate change affects agro-ecosystems and how adaptation strategies and policy can be formulated to reduce impacts. As of recent his focus has been on the role of ecosystem based adaptation in developing country-specific low-carbon economy, the green economy and sustainable development objectives such as food security and translating adaptation into practical business strategy. He has participated in a wide variety of research projects and has published more than 100 articles in international peer reviewed journals. He holds a PhD in Environmental Change & Policy from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
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