Natalie Harms
Programme Lead on Plastic Pollution and Marine Litter, United Nations Environment Programme

Natalie Harms leads the plastic pollution and marine litter efforts of the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia Secretariat, administered by the United Nations Environment Programme. She has worked with local and national governments, informal waste workers, businesses, and coastal communities on solutions to prevent plastic pollution and protect marine and coastal ecosystems in the East Asian Seas region. Her areas of expertise include ocean governance, marine litter planning and monitoring, ecosystem-based solutions in islands, environmental rights and gender mainstreaming.