Joachim Monkelbaan

Monkelbaan, Joachim

Head of the Geneva Chapter WTI Alumni Association

Climate Trade Lead, World Economic Forum

Joachim is Climate Trade Lead at the World Economic Forum. This means that he looks at the interlinkages between trade and climate change. Previously, he worked with organizations such as the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), UN Environment, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), WHO, and Climate-KIC. He was a team leader for several Sustainability Impact Assessments of trade agreements for the European Commission (DG Trade), notable the Green Goods Initiative, the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement, and the EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Dr. Monkelbaan obtained his PhD in governance for sustainable development from the University of Geneva. Subsequently, he did postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the Institute for Developing Economies (IDE) in Tokyo, Japan. His book on governance for the SDGs has been published in Springer’s ‘Sustainable Development Goals series’. He teaches the course ‘Global Environmental Politics’ at the International University in Geneva.