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Jacob Duer is the coordinator for the intergovernmental negotiations for a future legally binding instrument on mercury and the chief of the strategic policy for Multilateral Environmental Agreements with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Jacob's work includes leading UNEP's policy work related to the intergovernmental process on synergies and financing for global chemicals and waste-related conventions. Before taking up this position he was senior advisor to the UNEP Executive Director leading UNEP's reform agenda on human resources management as a core member of a strategic change management team of the Executive Office. Jacob has a strong track record in policy work, intergovernmental negotiations, practical implementation and problem solving, coupled with strategic thinking and proactive leadership skills. He has more than fifteen years of experience with the United Nations with focus on environment and sustainable development, including more than seven years of experience at the managerial level and in change management positions. Jacob has lived and worked with the United Nations in Austria, Senegal, Kenya, and Switzerland. He received a Master of Science Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.