Ms. Dechen Tsering was appointed as the Regional Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Asia and the Pacific in March 2017. Ms. Tsering has held management and leadership positions with the United Nations and has over 30 years of experience in national government and intergovernment organisations. She comes to UNEP from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, where she served as director of the Finance, Technology and Capacity-building Programme. Prior to that position, she was the Deputy Regional Director of UNEP in Asia and the Pacific.
"The growing interest in sustainable finance in the ASEAN region clearly represents a huge opportunity. It can help transform the region into a resilient, green economic powerhouse that can comfortably support a growing population in a sustainable manner. UNEP stands ready to work with partners to accelerate sustainable finance and create a financial sector that serves people and planet while delivering positive financial returns. By leveraging the UN's role, resources and expertise, we aim to inspire, inform and enable financial institutions to improve people's quality of life without compromising that of future generations."