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Biographies of famous people-Amy Frankel

Author: Alex     Publish Time: 2023-01-14      Origin: Alex

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Amy Fraenkel, F, has been the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) since February 2020. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa, USA, and Harvard Law School. She has over 30 years of experience in international environmental law and policy. She has held senior positions in various UN agencies, the legislative and executive branches of the US government, and as an attorney in the private sector.

Amy Frankel joined the United Nations Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), headquartered in Bonn, Germany, after six years at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat in Montreal, Canada, where she held senior management positions and led the Convention's Mainstreaming, Cooperation and Outreach Division. She also served for six years as Director of the North American Regional Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Washington, DC.


Prior to joining the United Nations, Amy Frankel was a senior attorney on the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. There, she worked on legislation related to climate change, fisheries, endangered species, marine and coastal ecosystems, ships and land-based sources of pollution, and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.


Amy Frankel also served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of International Affairs. There, she focused on chemical pollution, oceans, trade, and the environment. She has served on numerous delegations to meetings of multilateral agencies, including UNEP, the International Maritime Organization, and the World Trade Organization, and co-chaired the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Trade and Environment.

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