Mr. Grabert has worked for the UNFCCC secretariat for more than 20 years. Currently he is a member of the secretariat’s senior management team and Director for its Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme, where he leads the work on market-based approaches to climate change mitigation. Prior to working on market based mechanisms, he served as a greenhouse gas emissions specialist and worked in numerous expert groups of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Before joining the United Nations he was an industry and regional analyst for the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Grabert holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations, Masters of International Economics and has undertaken post-graduate studies in Management and in Development.