Senior Coordination Officer
Matt Billot has over twenty years’ experience in undertaking environmental assessments as well as environmental management and policy. Matt worked for WSP Environment and Energy in the UK as an Associate Director of the Environmental Planning team. He was responsible for undertaking environmental impact assessments of development proposals across a wide range of sectors, particularly property, industry and transport. Matt joined UN Environment in 2010 as the Head of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) Unit within UN Environment’s Science Division (Scientific Assessment Branch) and was responsible for the Integrated Environmental Assessment Section and, in particular, delivering UN Environment’s flagship Global Environment Outlook-5 assessment in 2012. He is currently responsible for delivering the activities of UN Environment’s sub-programme 7 ‘keeping the environment under review’ in the pan-European region. In particular, focusing on establishing a Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS) for the region by 2021. This involves building the capacity of countries to generate, share and use environmental data/ statistics and information for multiple purposes ranging from national state of environment reporting and MEA reporting to Agenda 2030/SDG follow-up and review. Matt manages the delivery of other key UN Environment products and services, which include producing the regular GEO Assessment for the pan-European region and providing web-based tools and technologies to support sharing of environmental data and information from national to global levels.