Based in Geneva

Chemicals and Pollution | Science


Program Officer

Kenneth Davis is a Program Officer from the Technology and Metals Team of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Chemicals and Health Branch.

Kenneth Davis is a policy and technical expert specializing in the role of science in shaping multilateral cooperation on the environment. Trained as a geologist, he began his career working on transboundary environmental issues as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. After gaining experience on contaminated site remediation as a private consultant, he joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of International Affairs, where he served on the U.S. delegation negotiating the Minamata Convention on Mercury. In 2014, he joined the UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch. His work includes managing projects on reducing mercury use in artisanal mining and other sectors, facilitating scientific and policy assessments on mercury and other chemicals, and coordinating activities with the Global Mercury Partnership.