Jason Jabbour is the Regional Coordinator and Senior Science Advisor where he is responsible for overseeing the direction, planning and management of UN Environment’s North America Program in the areas of early warning, integrated assessments and applied information technologies. Prior to this, he served in various capacities with the Science Division and the Office of the Chief Scientist at UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi, working on a range of environmental sustainability issues. Since joining the United Nations in 2007, he has worked on several integrated scientific assessments—including intergovernmental processes, and the advancement of sustainability indicators.
Jason has been involved in regional and national efforts to integrate vulnerability and adaptation responses into development planning processes. Jason is a doctoral candidate at the Technische Universität Berlin, where his dissertation explores global sustainability governance. He holds a graduate degree from the University of Toronto in International Forest Conservation, and a Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies (biophysical geography) from the University of Waterloo. Jason is a Canadian national. In addition to English he has language skills in French and Arabic.