Chief of Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry, for Delivering SCP Branch, UNEP
Arab Hoballah serves as Chief of Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry, for Delivering SCP, as from January 2015; since October 2005, he was Chief of Sustainable Consumption and Production/SCP in UNEP since October 2005. Among other responsibilities, he looks for mainstreaming Resource Efficiency and SCP policies at all levels, in particular through responsible industry and cities management. He has launched and supervises various Initiatives and Partnerships (buildings, tourism, cities).
Arab has coordinated the preparation and is actually supervising the implementation of the only operational issue that was explicitly adopted in “The Future We Want” at Rio+20, the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on SCP; under his coordination, the work achieved by SCP team received the Special Baobab Award 2014 attributed by UNEP Executive Director.
Prior to this post, he spent 14 years working in the UNEP Regional Seas programme as Deputy Director of the Blue Plan, Deputy Coordinator of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) and Coordinator of the Mediterranean Commission on 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.