Moustapha Kamal Gueye

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye is Coordinator, Green Jobs Programme, at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, working to promote positive employment outcomes of policies on climate change, green economy and sustainable development. Previously, Kamal served as Head, Green Economy Advisory Services at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and as Senior Programme Manager-Environment at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva. Earlier, Kamal spent twelve years across Asia, managing policy research projects on renewable energy, environment and sustainable development at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan. He is a member of the Management Committee of the Global Social Observatory and participates in the World Economic Forum-ICTSD Expert Group on “Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System”.

A citizen of Senegal, Kamal holds a Ph.D. and Master degrees from Nagoya University, Japan; DEA and LL.M from Dakar University; and Executive Certificates from the World Bank Institute, Washington; Columbia University, NY; Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Japan; and Integrated Research and Action for Development, India. He is a visiting lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Kamal speaks Wolof, French, English and Japanes. 

Bridges news

30 April 2018
Le paysage énergétique africain évolue, mais pas dans une seule direction. Le développement des énergies renouvelables s’accompagne de nouvelles découvertes de pétrole et de gaz. Quelles sont les implications de cette transition énergétique en termes d’emploi et de développement durable ? En raison...
24 April 2018
Africa’s energy landscape is changing, but not in a uniform direction. New discoveries of oil and gas are accompanying the expansion of renewable energy generation. What does the continent’s energy transition hold for jobs and sustainable development? Because of its vulnerability to climate change...
20 August 2012
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23 July 2012
Le thème de l’économie verte a suscité un grand engouement aussi bien durant le processus préparatoire de Rio+20 qu’au moment de la conférence. Il a fait l’objet d’importants débats qui, pour une large part, se sont cristallisés sur la signification de la notion d’économie verte, sur son contenu et...
19 December 2008
Poznan é um meio-caminho entre Bali e Copenhague. A Conferência representa um momento importante para a tomada de ações, mas há urgência em avançar nas negociações sob o Roadmap de Bali, bem como nos trabalhos em progresso. Com essas palavras, Yvo De Boer, Secretário-Executivo da Convenção Quadro...
1 December 2008
"Poznań is the half-way mark between Bali and Copenhagen. It represents an important moment for stock-taking. But it also needs to urgently advance negotiations under the Bali Road Map, as well as on-going work." With these words, Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on...
22 October 2008
There is now wide recognition among policy-makers and the public at large that the international community must reach a global agreement on climate change that will help stabilise global greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent further dangerous anthropogenic...
1 May 2008
Africa faces daunting challenges with regard both to the future of agriculture and energy supply. Strategically targeted and used, bioenergy could provide part of the solution. Agriculture in most African countries is characterised by a dual system combining a subsistence farming sector, revolving...
1 August 2007
Fisheries are an important source of employment, export revenues and food security in many African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, but the renegotiation of their trade relationship with the EU, as well as negotiations at the WTO, pose serious sustainable development challenges. Only 50 percent of...
1 July 2007
Les pêcheries sont une source importante pour l’emploi, les recettes d’exportation et pour la sécurité alimentaire dans de nombreux pays d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique, mais la renégociation de leurs relations commerciales avec l’UE, ainsi que les négociations à l’OMC, posent de graves...
1 May 2007
Energy consumption from end-use electric and electrical appliances account for a significant portion of emissions of carbon dioxide. The International Energy Agency estimates that were governments to implement the carbon reducing energy policies they are seriously considering, global CO2 emissions...