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Evelyn Swain

Evelyn Swain is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the Global Environment Facility (GEF), housed at the World Bank, where she oversees investments to reduce harmful chemical pollution. She is the chemicals and waste lead for Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. She works on issues related to the international agreements on chemicals, including the Stockholm Convention, Minamata Convention, Montreal Protocol, and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).  Before that, she was at US Environmental Protection Agency, where she was responsible for initiatives addressing ozone layer protection and climate change. She helped manage US implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and launched public-private partnerships across industry sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Evelyn is a US national with a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University.   

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Latin America regional team, SIDS regional team, chemicals
GEF Secretariat - Programs Unit
Senior Environmental Specialist