Theme expert Land, water and ecosystems
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands
Omer is working in the Inclusive Green Growth Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The focus of his work is on environmental aspects of the sustainability agenda, such as green growth, natural capital accounting and circular economy. He is involved in promoting sustainability of global value chains for commodities such as timber, palm oil and soy. He helped design the Amsterdam Declarations on eliminating deforestation from agricultural commodity supply chains. He is leading a project team on the landscape approach and initiated the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA), an integrated landscape management programme engaging the private sector.