Dr Janice Golding

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Janice Golding serves the United Nations Development Programme as its Focal Point for Nature, Climate and Energy in South Africa. Her role is centred on niche support to the Government of South Africa on environmental governance, clean energy access and nature-based solutions to enable shifts in structural inequality, poverty and unemployment. She has concurrently served the UNDP Headquarters in New York to enhance global climate coordination and global energy ambition in developing countries, under UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ Climate Promise and Climate Investment Platform initiatives which were launched at the UN Climate Summit in September 2019. Janice has 15 years of experience in government, and in bilateral and multilateral development cooperation in Africa, including environmental advisory to development agencies of the United Kingdom and Germany. Janice received her doctorate from the University of Oxford, England in 2010. She has written articles for the Mail and Guardian (South Africa) and is a published author on the legacy of Wangari Maathai, Africa’s first female Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for environment and sustainable development.