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Susan Egan Keane

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Deputy Director of Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

    Full Biography

    Susan Egan Keane is the Deputy Director of NRDC’s Health and Environment Program.  Susan is a public health specialist with over 30 years of experience working on domestic and international environmental health issues. In the US, her experience including toxics emissions reporting, air pollution regulations, pesticides management, and water quality standards and criteria.  Internationally, she has worked with local, regional, and national-level stakeholders as well as international donor community to evaluate priority environmental health issues and to recommend appropriate solutions in Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  As the co-lead of the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership’s ASGM Partnership Area, she also advocates for global mercury supply and demand reductions, particularly the reduction of mercury use in artisanal and small scale gold mining. At NRDC, Susan collaborates with US-based retailers to reduce the environmental impacts of their supply chains in China and elsewhere. Susan holds a Master’s degree in environmental health management from the Harvard School of Public Health.