Steven King is an Environmental Economist in the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) from 2014. Steven is heavily involved with the development of the Centre’s approach to natural capital accounting and formulating proposals to best integrate this approach into national decision-making. He also provides economic input into projects undertaken within the ecosystem assessment programme and elsewhere across the Centre. Prior to this Steven worked for nearly 10 years as a senior and principal consultant in the construction and transport industries, providing advice on contaminated land assessment and pollution abatement.
Steven holds a Master of Science in Environmental Economics, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management Science from the University of Kent. His doctoral thesis discusses non-market valuation of river ecosystem services from improvements in river connectivity. This research was supported by optimization modelling in order to generate the most cost-effective solutions to habitat fragmentation problems. Previous research has also included valuing public access to forests.