Dianna Kopansky is the Coordinator of the Global Peatlands Initiative in the Biodiversity and Land Management Branch at UN Environment Programme, based in Nairobi, Kenya. An expert in ecosystems and biodiversity, she delivers a suite of landscape management and climate change programmes bringing science to policy to contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Dianna has worked in Africa for over 22 years on a range of issues within the emergency, humanitarian, and development fields. For UNEP, she works globally and has led teams to develop and implement projects such as the Global Peatlands Initiative, UN-REDD Programme, Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, UNDAF and 17 MDG-F Environment and Climate Change Joint Projects to name a few.