Christian Neumann

Programme Leader Ecosystems, Economies and Sustainable Development, Grid Arendal

Christian Neumann works for GRID-Arendal, a Norwegian foundation collaborating closely with UN Environment. He’s joined the organisation seven years ago, and todays leads its Programme on Ecosystems, Economies and Sustainable Development, bringing together a range of projects focusing on the interface between healthy marine ecosystems and human well-being, both globally and with a focus on the Atlantic coast of Africa.

Christian has served as the chief editor of UN Environment’s 2012 Green Economy in a Blue World report, and has worked with hundreds of practitioners over the past years, to develop their knowledge on integrating natural capital and ecosystem services into marine planning.

Before joining GRID-Arendal, he was led the World Wide Fund for Nature’s initiative to create Marine Protected Areas in the High Seas.