Martina Otto

Martina has over 25 years of experience in Environmental Policy and Programme Management, with a particular focus on energy, buildings, transport and cities. In her 20 years with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), she has served in different functions out of Paris and Nairobi, now heading UNEP’s work on Cities. Before joining UNEP, Martina worked on Trade and Environment and Economic Instruments in the Area of Environmental Protection with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the European Commission and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development.

A quote on the topic:

“We need to pursue a triple strategy to aggressively reduce energy demand in the built environment while decarbonising the power sector and implementing materials strategies that reduce lifecycle carbon emissions, which together will drive down both energy demand and emissions.”