Luc Gnacadja

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Luc-Marie Constant Gnacadja (born 19 October 1958) is a Beninese politician and architect.

From June 1999 to February 2005, he was Minister of Environment, Housing and Urban Development in the government of President Mathieu Kérékou.[1] In 2006, he was the presidential candidate of the Envol movement and came 11th with 0.68% of the vote. In March 2003, the World Bank presented him with the Green Award of the Year 2002. Gnacadja has chaired a number of international ministerial conferences, meetings and workshops in the fields of environment, urbanism, regional planning and sustainable development, including the African Conference of Ministers of Environment and the Commission on Sustainable Development. He also served as leader of the delegation to the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

In September 2007, Gnacadja was appointed Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). He took up the post on 1 October 2007.

Luc Gnacadja is a member of the World Future Council.

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  1. Page about the 2006 presidential candidates, BBC Africa.