Rowan Palmer

UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre


  • Rowan Palmer is a Programme Management Officer at the UN Environment Programme’s Resources and Markets Branch in Geneva, where he has worked since 2014. Rowan leads UNEP’s Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership, which aims to promote and build capacity for needs-based, systems-level, integrated approaches to sustainable infrastructure development.
  • Prior to joining UNEP Rowan worked for five years as an environmental manager for large-scale transportation infrastructure projects in his home province of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Rowan Palmer holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Development and Environment Studies from McGill University in Montreal and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

Policy Briefs

G20 Saudi Arabia 2020

Policies and implementation guidelines for data-driven, integrated, risk-based planning of sustainable infrastructure

Peter Head (Resilience Brokers), Ryan Bartlett (WWF), Steven Crosskey (United Nations Office for Project Services), Anuj Malhotra (Centre for Green Mobility Delhi), Rowan Palmer (UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre)

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