Keith Alverson


Nairobi, Kenya – Africa

Keith Alverson is the Head of the Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch of the Division on Environmental Policy Implementation at the UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya. In this role he coordinates, inter alia, UNEP’s Ecosystems Based Adaptation Climate Change program of work and the Global Climate Change Adaptation Network. From 2004-2011, Dr. Alverson served as Head of Ocean Observations and Services at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and director of the Global Ocean Observing System, based in Paris, France. Prior to 2004, he was director of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme’s core project Past Global Changes (PAGES) in Bern, Switzerland.