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Arab Hoballah

Chairman, Advisory committee

Senior Sustainability Expert, Former Chief, Sustainable Lifestyles,
Cities and Industry Branch, UNEP

Arab Hoballah serves as Senior Sustainability Expert. Until end of 2016 and since 2005, he was Chief of Sustainable Consumption and Production/SCP in UNEP, where he looked for mainstreaming Resource Efficiency and SCP policies at local, national, regional and global levels, through various sectors, various tools and methodologies and relevant partnerships in close cooperation with governments, business and industry, civil society. A major outcome of this work is the 10YFP, the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on SCP, adopted at Rio+20.

Prior to this post, he spent 14 years working in the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan, leading various programmes, including Commission for Sustainable Development. Before, he worked for several development institutions in developing countries.

Arab Hoballah holds a MSc in Economic Tools and Prospective Analysis, a MSc in Law and International Relations and a PhD in Economic Development from the University of Paris, France.