Programme Officer , United Nations Environment Programme
Hilary French is a Program Officer at the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America, where her work focuses on climate change and resource efficiency. She has previously been an advisor to UNEP on a broad range of issues, including civil society engagement, consumption and production, green jobs, and globalization and the environment. Ms. French comes to UNEP from the Worldwatch Institute, where she has served as Vice President for Research, as Director of the Globalization and Governance Project, as a Senior Researcher, and most recently as Senior Advisor for Programs.
She has published and lectured widely on global environmental and sustainable development issues, including co-authoring fifteen of Worldwatch's annual State of the World reports and authoring the book Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization. Ms. French earlier worked briefly for Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs, and interned with the United Nations Development Programme in the Ivory Coast and with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva. She has also worked as a consultant to private foundations and as a Visiting Professor at Williams College. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Blog Posts by Hilary French
Celebrating World Environment Day
Today marks the 40th time that the world has come together to raise awareness of critically important issues on World Environment Day. This year’s theme, Think Eat Save: Reduce Your Foodprint, zeroes in on an issue that all people, from all walks of life, from all the countries in the world, can relate to and understand. June 5, 2013