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Maxwell Gomera | Director of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Branch at UN Environment
Maxwell Gomera is the Director of the Biodiversity and Ecosystems services Branch at UN Environment. Max is a resource economist with extensive experience in nature conservation, agricultural development, commercialization of natural products and people and nature issues. As part of his studies, Maxwell developed bioeconomic models for the management of elephants. He has worked extensively with governments and corporates from across the world. Max was part of the team that developed a “Global Green New Deal” for reviving the global economy and boosting employment while simultaneously accelerating the fight against climate change, environmental degradation, and poverty – in response to the financial and economic crisis of 2008. Max writes for many mainstream newspapers and media – and is widely published. Max sits on many Boards, including the Community Conservation Fund for Africa – working primarily with the ACCOR Group of Hotels.
Max plays League squash and supports Arsenal football club. Max is married and has two daughters and a son – they all love Arsenal football club.