Regional Coordinator for Europe, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, UNEP

Matt Billot is the Regional Coordinator for Europe within UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment (Country Outreach, Technology and Innovation branch) and is primarily responsible for delivering the activities of sub-programme 7 ‘keeping the environment under review’. In particular this involves working with other UN agencies, funds and programmes and partners to build the capacity of countries to share and use environmental data and information for multiple purposes ranging from national state of environment reporting and MEA reporting to Agenda 2030/SDG follow-up and review. Matt manages the delivery of other key UNEP products and services which include producing the regular GEO-6 Assessment for the pan-European region; providing tools and technologies to support sharing of environmental data and information through UNEP Live; and convening Regional Environmental Information Network conferences with countries and stakeholders to identify priority and emerging issues and to share knowledge.

Before this Matt was the Head of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) Unit within UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment (Scientific Assessment Branch) and was responsible for the Integrated Environmental Assessment Section and in particular delivering the GEO-5 assessment in 2012. Before joining UNEP, Matt worked for WSP Environment and Energy in the UK as an Associate Director of the Environmental Planning team. He was responsible for undertaking environmental impact assessments of development proposals across a wide range of sectors, particularly property, industry and transport.

Matt Billot obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Combined Science from the University of Brighton and his Masters degree from the University of Manchester in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Systems.