Vincent Sweeney, Head of the UN Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, has had a long-standing and successful history in environmental –related work. The holder of a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Vincent was registered as a full member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS) in 1989. Before returning to the Caribbean as the Head of the Caribbean Sub-Regional Office for UN Environment in    February 2016, he was  based in Nairobi, Kenya for 4 years as the Coordinator of the Global Progamme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (or GPA), located within the United Nations Environment’s  headquarters.  He started his career in the UN as Regional Project Coordinator for a GEF project on “Integrating Watershed & Coastal Area Management in Caribbean SIDS, between 2006 and 2012. Previously, he served for 10 years as Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute, an institution of the Caribbean Community, and has worked with water utilities in the Caribbean and in private consulting firms.
Who We Are United Nations Environment is the leading global authority on the environment, setting global environment goals, promoting within the UN system actions for the environment that will lead to sustainable development and serving as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.  UN Environment works through its Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, supporting 21 countries and 14 dependencies of the Caribbean including Guyana. We work with governments, and other local and international partners to ensure that the Caribbean countries achieve their national objectives for the environment. What We Do UN Environment conducts its work in seven key areas including: Climate Change - UN Environment helps countries explore low-emission development opportunities and strengthen their ability to adapt and be resilient in light of the changing climate. In doing so we help countries achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, and Goal 13 – Climate Action. Disasters/Conflict - We support governments and other stakeholders to help minimize the threats to human well-being from environmental causes and the consequences of disasters and conflicts, while helping them to build resilience to future crises. Ecosystem Management - UN Environment helps governments, the private sector and communities to resolve competing and growing demands…