Lera leads the ‘planning for places’ theme at UNEP-WCMC, working across the Centre to further develop our substantial work on maps, spatial data and their effective use in decision-making. This includes technical advice and oversight, internal capacity building and pursuing our strategic priorities in the area. We aim to improve the use of spatial information on biodiversity and ecosystem services, within biodiversity conservation and broader public and private planning processes. Lera also helps to manage the Climate Change and Biodiversity team, overseeing a wide range work on global mapping, peatlands, faiths for forest and REDD+.
Lera’s publications are available here.