Loraine Gatlabayan

Loraine Gatlabayan

Secretary-General
APRSCP Board of Trustees

Biography

Ms. Gatlabayan has worked for 15 years in international and national projects in Asia focusing on key issues on environment and sustainable development, particularly on resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production (specifically on sustainable tourism, fundamentals of SCP and sustainable lifestyles), climate change adaptation, and the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
She is currently Secretary-General of the Board of Trustees of the Asia-Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP).
She provided technical support to the SWITCH – Asia Policy Support Component on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) at the UN Environment Regional Office in Asia and Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand from 2013-2016 as focal point on sustainable tourism working with the 10 Year Framework of Program on Sustainable Tourism Secretariat, as Secretariat to the established Regional Network on SCP in the ASEAN and South Asia, and as one of the trainers on Sustainable Tourism for the UN Winter School on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
She previously worked with the Philippine Government prior to joining UNEP as Division Chief on Information and Knowledge Management and Chief Science Research Specialist in the Climate Change Commission as well as a Philippine Negotiator from 2007 to 2012 at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
She served as Director of the Center for Social Policy in the Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and lead various regional, national and local projects focusing on sustainable development issues such as biosafety, access rights in environmental decision-making, transparency and accountability, and climate change.
She was also a visiting research associate in the World Resources Institute in 2005. She holds a Masters Degree on Politics of Sustainable Development in Keele University, United Kingdom and obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.

Paper:SCP-Based Tourism – Consuming Environmental Awareness:Opportunities in Asia Pacific