Shaoyi Li

UNEP IRP - United Nations Environment Programme International Resource Panel

Shaoyi Li_pictureShaoyi Li, Head, Integrated Resource Management Unit, United Nations Environment Programme. Mr. Li is managing the Secretariat of the International Resource Panel, a science-policy expert team engaged in scientific assessment of sustainable use of natural resources from a life-cycle perspective. Mr. Li is leading a team to develop and implement UNEP policy and programme for resource efficiency and environmental sustainability and contribute to policy discourse at the global and regional levels on sustainable management of natural resources. Before joining UNEP, Mr. Shaoyi LI was Officer-in-Charge, Environment and Development Division, and Chief, Energy Security Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In the capacity of Officer-in-Charge, Mr. Li directed environment and sustainable development work of ESCAP that included: the preparation and organization of intergovernmental conferences, conduct of in-depth policy analysis and implementation of technical assistance programmes and projects. As Chief for Energy Section, Mr. Li was responsible for the development and implementation of ESCAP’s energy programme with a focus on widening access to modern energy services to the poor and enhancing energy security in an environmentally sustainable manner. Before working for ESCAP, Mr. Li worked for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs responsible for the preparation and organization of intergovernmental negotiations and international conferences on sustainable development, policy study on energy and environment including climate change and the management of a number of large technical cooperation projects in the field of energy for sustainable development.

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