Senator Angela Cropper


Ms. Angela Cropper first served in the Eighth Parliament as a Temporary Senator. In 2005, Ms. Cropper was appointed a Senator and served until the dissolution of the Eighth Parliament in September of 2008.

Ms. Cropper is co-founder and President of The Cropper Foundation, a not-for-profit organization contributing among other things to public policy for sustainable development. She co-chaired the Assessment Panel of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment; the Board of Trustees of CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research); was a member of the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago Environmental Management Authority and Trustee of its Environment Fund. She was a member of the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development, and was the Chairperson of its Editorial Committee and Editor of the Commission's Report. She is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development in Guyana.

Ms. Cropper has worked with International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) as Project Manager for the Eastern Caribbean; with the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) as Director of Functional Cooperation and Adviser in Environment and Education; with IUCN – the World Conservation Union as Head of Governance; with UNEP as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and with UNDP as Senior Advisor in Environment and Development.

Ms. Cropper is the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commencing office in February 2008. She has a degree in development economics and international law from Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados, respectively.

Ms. Cropper passed away in November of 2012 following a period of illness. 

taken from the International Institute for Sustainable Development website (IISD),, and the United Nations website,
photograph courtesy the IISD.