Mr Bas de Leeuw

Resource Panel Secretariat, UNEP

Bas de Leeuw is Head of Integrated Resource Management of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch of UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme). He joined UNEP's Paris-based DTIE Division (Technology, Industry and Economics), in 1998. Before joining UNEP he has worked for the Dutch government and for the OECD.

His current responsibilities include leading the Secretariat of the Scientific Panel on Resource-efficiency and the Environment and supervising UNEP's work on integrated resource management. He also supervises the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, is chair of the International Life Cycle Panel (ILCP) and coordinates UNEP's work on life cycle management. He represents UNEP in the Management and Policy Committee of the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Bas de Leeuw has worked for the Dutch Government in several policy areas, including macroeconomics, energy and environmental policy planning. He has also been seconded as a national expert to the OECD, where he worked for the National Policies Division and drafted a report on "Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption; An Overview", as part of the preparations for the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD).

Bas de Leeuw is an economist, with a master's degree in macro-economic policy from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Information about UNEP SCP programme can be found at http://www.unep.fr/scp or by writing to sc@unep.fr.