Mette Løyche Wilkie 

Director, Forestry Division, FAO

Mette is the Director of the Forestry Division within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and as such leads FAO’s work on forests. She has a background in Forestry and Environmental Management and over 30 years of experience in providing scientific evidence and policy advice to governments, partner organizations and international conventions on issues related to the environment and development nexus with a focus on the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources, biodiversity conservation and nature-based solutions to climate change. Together with two colleagues in FAO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), she leads the implementation of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.