Anne Perrault

Anne Perrault is a consultant, spending most of her time helping the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) implement a new ‘accountability mechanism’ that allows local communities to request investigations if UNDP projects are violating UNDP’s environmental and social standards and harming the communities (She is a ‘Compliance Officer’ for the mechanism). Additionally, she is drafting guidance for UNDP’s environmental and social standards (including human rights-related standards). Prior to her work with UNDP, Ms. Perrault was a Senior Attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington DC, directing the International Financial Institutions and Biodiversity Programs. Her work focused on environmental, social, and transparency standards for development and climate finance, accountability mechanisms, and the rights of local communities to participate in development-related decision-making processes.

She has served on several advisory committees, including an external review panel established by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank to advise IFC on best practices related to addressing grievances from project affected communities, an advisory committee established by the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) at the IFC to advise the CAO's contribution to IFC's social and environmental standards, and the U.S. National Advisory Committee for the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, advising the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (the U.S. EPA Administrator). Currently, Ms. Perrault is on the board of Cool Ground, an NGO assisting pastoralists in Ethiopia.

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