Julien Simery is a Climate Change Adaptation Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nature, Climate and Energy Team in Africa. As part of his work, he provides technical advice to help African governments unlock climate finance for their adaptation efforts, in particular from the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund.
Prior to that, Julien worked for the United Nations Environment Programme and UNESCO in Kenya on great ape conservation, where he promoted sustainable palm oil production for ape conservation and provided technical advice on issues related to ecosystems and biodiversity. Julien was also part of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat in Southeast Asia where he coordinated all the efforts related to public sector partnership and resource mobilization. He is an agronomist with nine years of experiences in multilateral and intergovernmental organisations focusing on climate and environmental cooperation for sustainable development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Montpellier SupAgro (France) and a MSc in Science Media Production from Imperial College London (UK).