Richard A. Roehrl

Senior Economic Affairs Officer | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Richard A. Roehrl

Senior Economic Affairs Officer | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Biography

Richard A. Roehrl is a scientist, economist, and policy analyst. At present, he is a Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs where he is responsible for science, technology, and infrastructure issues.

He works towards strengthening the science-policy interface and has supported the creation of several new entry points for science and technology stakeholders at the United Nations. In particular, he initiated the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism and the UN Global Sustainable Development Report, among others.

Mr. Roehrl has advised governments, supported negotiations, and engaged with science communities on a wide range of issues. He has led analytical work and assessments on sustainable development, technology change, and foresight, emerging science, cross-border infrastructure, energy, climate, and scenario analysis. Mr. Roehrl received his education from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the University of Oxford, the University of London, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.