Dr. Peter Umunay

Council Member since 2023


Dr. Umunay is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) where he leads agriculture and food systems programs, supporting the GEF’s mandate to generate global environmental benefits under biodiversity, climate change, and land degradation focal areas. He grew up in a farming community and has worked with international and multilateral organizations (Wildlife Conservation Society, The Forests Dialogue, UNEP-WCMC, UNEP, Winrock International) and academic and research institutions.

Peter received his master’s and PhD from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He has over 30 scientific publications and works in collaboration with scientists across the world in the areas of the forest-climate nexus.

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