Corli Pretorius is Deputy Director of the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). She brings 20 years of experience in global public policy on environment and development, including the last 10 years with the UN Environment Programme – first at its headquarters in Nairobi, then in New York and now Cambridge, UK. Enabling governments and business to better integrate biodiversity and ecosystem knowledge in decision-making is a key component of her work. Earlier, she was IUCN’s head of global communications, based in Gland, Switzerland. She started her international career with the Secretariat of the World Commission on Dams, based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has degrees in planning, agricultural development and agricultural economics.