Lewis Akenji is lead author of the recent United Nations Environment Programme publication "Sustainable Consumption and Production: A Handbook for Policy Makers (Global Edition)". He is Managing Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Absolute Reductions in Material Throughput and Emissions by the Journal of Cleaner Production. He is currently Senior Policy Fellow and Principal Policy Researcher at the think-tank Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.
He has a background in Sustainable Resource Management (Technische Universität München, Germany), Environmental Diplomacy (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and Consumer Economics (University of Helsinki, Finland). His current research and consultancy focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and implementing the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.