Head, Responsible Industry and Value Chain Unit
UN Environment

Elisa Tonda is the Acting Head of the Responsible Industry and Value Chain Unit in the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics’ Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In this function, she leads UNEP’s work targeting the adoption of sustainable consumption and production practices in industries and their value chains, including the identification and promotion of solutions suitable for small and medium enterprises in developing countries and emerging economies. Prior to that, Elisa was Regional Officer in UNEP’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has also worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and in the private sector in the areas of environmental certification, waste management, and environmental impact assessments.