Laura Fuller heads communications for UN Environment in North America. She is responsible for conveying UN Environments’ core scientific and environmental development messages as well as global campaigns to all regional stakeholders, partners and media in Canada and the United States. She leads the effort to raise awareness on priority and emerging environmental issues in order to influence North American attitudes, behavior and decisions related to the local and global environment, and to enhance the profile of the organization throughout the region.
Previous to this position, she was based in Paris, France as the Communications Officer for the UN Environment/Global Environment Facility en.lighten initiative. In this capacity, she headed the project’s global, national and regional communications activities to raise the profile of the en.lighten initiative with partner countries and international stakeholders, with the goal of phasing out inefficient lighting globally. Prior to joining UN Environment, she was the manager of marketing communications and information for a leading international lighting company, based in her home town of Toronto, Ontario. In this role, she developed strategic communications plans and activities to increase brand awareness and to disseminate information about the technological shift towards more energy efficient products.