EKLIPSE Expert Working Group member
I am a co-chair of the EKLIPSE Expert Working Group on business activities’ impacts on biodiversity. EKLIPSE is a knowledge and learning mechanism to support better decision-making regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services. The request to be addressed is titled “How can environmental regulators support businesses to improve the outcomes of their operations for biodiversity, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverage sector in Europe?” and was made by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
I also work as a research consultant for the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems. Most recently, I collaborated on a political economy analysis of successful transitions to local and regional agroecological food systems. The report “Breaking away from industrial food and farming systems: Seven case studies of agroecological transition” was published in October 2018.
I further contributed background research, provided literature reviews and drafted sections of the 2017 report “Unravelling the Food–Health Nexus: Addressing practices, political economy, and power relations to build healthier food systems“.
Since starting my Master’s degree in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis in 2013, I have been writing a blog on issues and policies related to sustainable food systems, production and consumption. The blog spans a wide range of topics from dietary choices, obesity prevention and food security to livestock production, environmental pollution and farmers’ mental health. I particularly enjoy translating complex scientific findings and insights into a language and perspective that resonates with non-expert members of the interested public, because I believe that environmental and agricultural policy issues are a concern of everybody.