Daniel Schensul

Advisor, Sustainable Economic Development

Dr. Daniel Schensul is the Advisor for Sustainable Economic Development. He joined the Earth Fund after 14 years in the United Nations. Most recently, he was Senior Programme Officer with the Climate Action Team in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, where he was responsible for strategic advice and stakeholder coordination on climate change and nature, as well as peace and security, humanitarian affairs, cities, and multilateralism. 

Before joining the Secretary-General’s Executive Office, he served in multiple capacities with the UN Population Fund, including data, research and policy support to developing countries on climate change, population, and sustainable development, support to intergovernmental negotiations on sustainable development, climate change, health, gender and population issues, and humanitarian assistance with a focus on data systems for emergency response, climate-related risk assessment and reduction, and COVID-19. 

Daniel has published extensively on climate change and sustainable development, including multiple reports of the UN Secretary General, The Demography of Adaptation to Climate Change and Population Dynamics and Climate Change. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Sociology with a focus on international development from Brown University.

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