Based in Geneva

Chemicals and Pollution | Plastics

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Programme Manager

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Brenda Koekkoek is a Programme Manager of the Circle of Excellence on Plastic Pollution at the UN Environment Programme.

Brenda Koekkoek is a Programme Manager of the Circle of Excellence on Plastic Pollution, which aims to foster UNEP-wide leadership, collaboration and communication on marine litter and plastic pollution towards collective impact through establishing and coordinating the internal UNEP Circle of Excellence on Plastic Pollution. By promoting multi-stakeholder engagement and policy dialogues for plastic pollution, including deliberations for a possible future global agreement, she is also supporting the UNEP-wide sustainable consumption and production workstream including on waste management, chemical additives and microplastics.

Prior to this, Brenda worked in a leading role with the secretariat of SAICM from 2012 onwards, including managing the secretariat efforts to design and now execute this multi-stakeholder SAICM GEF project.

Upon joining UNEP in 2006, she worked to establish and manage the Global Mercury Partnership and in providing policy support to the negotiation process for the development of the Minamata Convention on mercury. Prior to UNEP, Brenda worked at Environment and Climate Change Canada on air quality and chemical related issues.

Brenda holds a bacherlor in Environmental Engineering and a Master degree in Environmental Management.