EKLIPSE Expert Working Group member
I was 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. The final report was released in 2020 on the EKLIPSE website and can be accessed here.
I have also worked 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.