Tim Christophersen leads the ‘Nature for Climate’ Branch of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and is the focal point for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030: www.decadeonrestoration.org.
He holds a degree in Forestry and Forest Conservation Engineering from Dresden University of Technology. He previously worked for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), where he led the portfolio on the conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity.
From 2002-2007 he was Regional Programme Coordinate for Europe, the Caucasus and the Commonwealth of Independent States at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He also worked for the Danish Ministry of the Environment at the Research Institute for Forest and Landscapes, and for the European Commission in the Nature and Biodiversity Unit.