Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner is the current Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He previously served as the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) from March 2009 to May 2011. Before joining UNEP, he served as Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2001 to 2006, and prior to that as Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams.



Tellus Publications (Selected)


Uniting Nations: The UN at a Crossroads

Achim Steiner

The Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme comments on pivotal forthcoming international developments—the launch of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate negotiations—and the UN's role in fostering a sustainable future.