Peter Umunay is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the GEF. Peter leads the food systems area of work and supports the GEF’s mandate to generate global environmental benefits under the biodiversity, climate change, and land degradation focal areas. He brings over 15 years of work experience with international organizations: Wildlife Conservation Society, The Forests Dialogue, UNEP-WCMC, UNEP, Winrock International; academic and research institutions; and governments. Peter has over 30 scientific publications and works in collaboration with scientists across the world in the areas of the forest-climate nexus. He holds a BSc from Kisangani University (DRC), and MSc and PhD from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.