Mr. Gabriel Labbate is the head of the Climate Mitigation Unit and Global Team Leader of the UN-REDD Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme. He holds a degree in Biology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a master’s degree in Economics from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Gabriel has more than 20 years of experience in the interphase of environment, poverty and human development. His current professional work focuses on the use of carbon markets to support high-integrity nature-based solutions to climate change. He also represents UNEP at the ICAO´s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Prior to that, he worked on environmental valuation, quantitative poverty analysis, cost-benefit analysis of REDD+ policies and the integration of social issues into land use and biodiversity conservation policies.