Craig M. Meisner joined the World Bank in 1997 and is a Senior Environmental Economist in the Middle East & North Africa Region. He currently works on air quality, landscape management, the blue economy, and climate change. Prior to joining MENA, he was in the Europe & Central Asia (ECA) Region and worked on a variety of pollution management, natural resource management, and climate change projects. He also carried out strategic analysis for business development. Prior to joining ECA he was an Economist in the Development Economics Research Group focusing on the economic analysis of environmental programs and policies, including survey design and modeling. Other research areas included: i) setting priorities in pollution control, ii) the economics of pesticide use and integrated pest management in agriculture, iii) environmental benefits valuation, iv) poverty-environment linkages, v) renewable energy, and vi) the impacts of climate change. He received his undergraduate and Masters Degrees from the University of Alberta in Canada and Masters degree from the University of Maryland - College Park.