Francesca Verones is Professor at the Industrial ecology Programme of NTNU. Her work centers around developing life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) models to quantify human impacts on our ecosystems.
Edgar Hertwichis International Chair in Industrial Ecology at NTNU and professor at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. He is a member of the International Resource Panel and the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change. His most recent research addressed material efficiency in buildings and cars. Hertwich currently investigates the role of resource efficiency to address the ecological crisis.
Christian A. Klöckner is a professor in social psychology and quantatitve methods at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He leads the research group for “Citizen, Environment, and Safety” which is focusing on researching individual, social and contextual drivers of environmental decisions (including food, energy, mobility, housing). His personal research interest are modelling of environmentally relevant decisions and behaviour in the social and structural context, innovative environmental communication methods, societal disruption and transition, and psychologiocal trade-offs in sustainability issues. He is engaged in many national and international research projects, coordinating several of them, among them the H2020 projects ECHOES, SMARTEES, and ENCHANT. He is author of more than 100 academic papers.
Isabel Richter is an Associate Professor in Social and Environmental Psychology at NTNU. Her research revolves around the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions for sustainability, especially in the area of plastic pollution, marine conservation and consumerism in Europe as well as in the Global South.
Mari Reitstøen Arnesen is a PhD Candidate (starting 01.06.23) at NTNU (Department of Psychology) under the supervision of Ass. Prof. Isabel Richter. Her research will address how we can reduce the impact of consumer decision making on biodiversity.
Yeqing Zhang is a PhD candidate at NTNU (Department of Industrial Ecology), under the supervision of Prof. Francesca Verones. Her research focuses on quantifying biodiversity responses to global food supply chain changes by using the Environmentally extended multiregional input-output modelling (EE MRIO).
Pınar Kavak Gülbeyaz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Industrial Ecology, NTNU, under the supervision of Prof. Francesca Verones. Her research centers on evaluating the effects of human activities on biodiversity and climate change for diverse ecosystems using life cycle impact assessment models.
David Leclere is a Senior Research Scholar at the IIASA Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF) Research Group of the Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program (BNR). He contributes to several developments on the GLOBIOM land use model and investigates various topics such as climate change impacts on agriculture, processes of agriculture expansion and intensification, and impacts of anthropogenic land use on the climate, the nutrient cycles and biodiversity. He recently coordinated the 'Bending the Curve Initiative', an international network of about 60 persons and 46 institutions focused on advanced quantitative modeling techniques, and investigating future pathways towards ambitious targets for biodiversity.
Thomas Schinko is a Senior Research Scholar and the Research Group Leader of the Equity and Justice Research Group in the Population and Just Societies Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). His main research interests are in the areas of comprehensive climate risk management and just transitions.
Marta Kozicka is a Research Scholar at the IIASA Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF) Research Group of the Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program (BNR). She is an agricultural economist working on trade-offs and synergies between multiple objectives of sustainable development with a focus on diets and food security.
Christopher Wong is a Researcher at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis. His research focuses on the governance of socio-ecological transitions and plural valuation in policy development.
Fanqi Jia is a Researcher at IIASA’s Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF) Research Group in the Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Program. Her research focuses on modeling and analyzing the impact of climate change on land use and land cover, and climate change mitigation strategies using the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM).
Sibylle Rouet Pollakis is a Research Scholar at IIASA’s Integrated Biosphere futures (IBF) Research Group in the Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Program. She will be working on the integration of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) principles into the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM).
Mark Huijbregts is a professor in Environmental Science at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). He is an expert on development and evaluation of sustainability indicator systems, methodology development in life cycle impact assessment and life cycle assessment of renewable energy sources.
Koen Kuipers is a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). His expertise is in quantifying biodiversity responses to global environmental change corresponding to human activities.
Hanzhong Zheng is a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands). He focuses on the evaluation of environmental impacts related to production and consumption activities by using multiregional input-output modelling.
Jan Börner is full Professor for Economics of Sustainable Land Use & Bioeconomy at the University of Bonn (Germany) with applied research experience in Latin America, Africa, and Europe. His current research agenda expands from the evaluation and assessment of environmental policies and programs with a focus on land use change to the role of global trade and consumption patterns in affecting the provision of ecosystem services provision from ecologically sensitive landscapes.
Daniel Braun is a research associate and doctoral student at the chair of Economics of Sustainable Land Use & Bioeconomy at the University of Bonn (Germany). His research focuses on the societal feasibility of policies and technological solutions
Thomas Kastner is a Senior Scientist at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre. His main research interests are the systemic relations between biomass use, international trade, land system change and biodiversity; the impacts of dietary patterns on land use and ecosystems and the role of land resources in climate-change mitigation.
Larissa Nowak is a Researcher at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre working on global change impacts on biodiversity and measuring and downscaling targets for biodiversity to different geographies, sectors and actors.
Liesbeth Zandstra is Science Leader at Unilever Foods Innovation Centre Wageningen and professor Food Reward & Behaviour at Wageningen University (The Netherlands). Her main research focuses on scientific challenges to find new ways to make the healthy and sustainable choice the preferred choice. She is particularly interested in psychophysiological and behavioral effects of foods as well as new methodologies for better understanding sensory perception and consumer behavior.
Nicole Neufingerl works as Sustainable Nutrition Scientist at Unilever Foods Innovation Centre Wageningen. She does research on the nutritional quality of plant-based diets, and investigates how to make plant-based eating more desirable and accessible for everyone.
Sarah Sim is the Environmental Sustainability Programme Director in Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre and Extraordinary Professor Corporate Environmental Sustainability at Radboud University (Netherlands). She is responsible for the development and execution of Unilever’s environmental sustainability science strategy and for application of science to inform business decision-making. Her main research focus is on approaches to assess the environmental impacts of technologies, products and organizations. These include life cycle approaches, predictive and spatial modelling, biodiversity and ecosystem indicators.
Michal Kulak heads the Consumer & Health cluster within the Sustainable Investment Research team of Robeco. He is a member of the biodiversity committee and leads the development of Robeco’s biodiversity investment framework.
Ramzy Kahhat is a Principal Professor at the Department of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He also serves as Associate Editor of Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Ramzy obtained his PhD and MSE in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University. He is a broadly trained civil and environmental engineer applying concepts and methods from Sustainable Engineering, Industrial Ecology, and Earth Systems Engineering and Management. His expertise in these areas have been used in several research studies, such as waste management, agro-industrial, urban and energy systems, urban stocks, and characterization of debris generated by disasters.
Dr. Ian Vázquez-Rowe graduated in Biology in 2006 at the University of Texas at Arlington. He then continued his graduate studies in Environmental Engineering at the University of Santiago de Compostela – USC (2006-2008. In October 2008 he initiated his research career at USC, where he obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering in July 2012. From January 2012 to December 2013, Dr. Vázquez-Rowe has been continuing his research career as an Environmental Evaluation & Management R&D Engineer at Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor (now LIST, in Luxembourg). Currently, Dr. Vázquez-Rowe is a Full Professor at the Department of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has participated in numerous research projects at a European, Spanish, Galician, Luxembourgish and Peruvian level, as well as recent projects with UN Environment. Dr. Vázquez-Rowe has published over 130 articles (h-index= 38 on Scopus) in international journals. Currently, he is also the editor for Ocean Resources and Marine Conservation at the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and for the Journal of Environmental Management. His main research interests are linked to environmental management, including life cycle methods, their methodological improvement and their combination with other methods. Moreover, fisheries and agriculture, food systems in general and waste and wastewater treatment systems have been the main focus of his research in recent years.
Alejandro Deville is a PhD student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He is a civil engineer with a master degree in Engineering for International Development at UCL. His current research focuses on understanding and quantifying different marine-sources of plastic pollution as well as sustainability of fisheries and seafood products.
Diana Ita is a doctoral candidate at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She is an environmental engineer with a master's degree in industrial ecology from TU Delft and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Her current research involves the assessment of the environmental impacts of marine waste, including the development of characterization factors to assess the implications on resource depletion and the development of a methodology to quantify the amount of plastics reaching the coasts from land-based sources. Other interests include sustainable waste management, sustainable consumption, material flow analysis, and life cycle assessment.
Rubén Manrique is a first-year Engineering PhD student at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and his master’s degree in chemistry from PUCP in 2019, where he was a research assistant and a teaching assistant. During the master’s degree program, he was awarded a scholarship by CONCYTEC (Peruvian government) and PUCP. In 2020, he obtained a diploma in Integrated Management Systems at SGS Academy. Since 2020, he has been a professor at several Peruvian universities (e.g., Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Universidad Privada del Norte, Universidad Científica del Sur). In addition, he has presented a scientific poster about microplastics monitoring in river sediments at the Ibero-American Chemistry Congress 2018 and published a disclosure article about these pollutants in the Revista de Química PUCP. His main areas of research interest are analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, and life-cycle assessment.
Hanns-Christoph Eiden is CEO of the Cluster “Bonn Research Alliance of innovative Information Systems in International Quality Food Chain and Crisis Communication” and President of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) in Bonn, Germany (May 2023).
Rafaella Ferraz Ziegert is a research associate and doctoral student at the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy at the University of Freiburg (Germany). Her research focuses on assessing sustainability governance interactions and coherence related to forest and ecosystem-risk commodity supply chains and trade regulation, with an emphasis on Brazil and South America. Prior to her current position, she worked in different international contexts with environmental impact assessments, capacity building, and stakeholder engagement in the areas of sustainability, international development cooperation, environmental governance, and climate change.
Fabio Maria Montagnino is the Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Cyprus Institute. Biophysicists, for the last twentyfive years, he’s been promoting socio-economic transformations through open innovation frameworks and knowledge transfer actions. In the last decade, his interest has been focused on system change towards sustainable development, through the holistic combination of creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. He has been chairing the Task Force on Green Economy and Innovation of the East Mediterranean and Middle East Climate Change Initiative, and a visiting expert at the Tongji University in Shanghai, under a collaboration with UN-Habitat. He has been involved in more than 30 research and innovation projects and clustering actions, holding the role of coordinator and team leader in many of those. He is member of the Governing Board of EIT Climate KIC association and other representative boards and committees at national and European level.
Theodoros Zachariadis is a Professor at the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center and the interim Director of the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Center of the Cyprus Institute. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, a Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, a Manager at the European branch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Europe) and an associate editor of the international Journal “Energy Economics”. He is also a member of the Leadership Council of SDSN Cyprus and served as a Board member of Green Budget Europe, a Brussels-based expert platform promoting environmental fiscal reforms. During the last years, he has been listed in the top 2% of academics globally in the field of Energy. His research interests are on the techno-economic analysis of energy, environmental and transport policies, with a special interest in environmental taxation.
Anixi Antonakoudi is an Innovation Management and technology transfer professional at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office of the Cyprus Institute. Since 2001, she has worked for the telecom and railway industries in the UK before joining project consortia developing R&D solutions in the areas of ICT as project manager and researcher in Cyprus. In 2017, she joined a Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus to support the set-up and manage its Innovation Hub aiming at offering innovative services in the critical infrastructure industry. Her current role includes technology transfer & IP protection activities, acceleration of new entrepreneurial initiatives and projects as well as application of open innovation processes targeting green transition and impact innovation.
Natalie is a Senior Innovation Officer at The Cyprus Institute, being responsible of the innovation linkages of the CyI with the different industrial sectors of the Cypriot economy. She holds an MBA from the Cyprus International Institute of Management and a BA in Marketing and Business Administration. She has more than 15 years of experience in senior positions in corporates in the services and consumer goods sectors of Cyprus, managing large diverse teams. She has extensive experience in building and implementing complex processes and systems, creating bespoke manuals and training material, making business and marketing plans and bringing to the market new products and services. She also has experience in establishing compliance with standards and legislations and assisting in Risk Management Processes.
Danae Pantelide is an Innovation Assistant at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Directorate of the Cyprus Institute. She holds a BSc in Environmental Science and Technology from the Cyprus University of Technology, and an MSc in Management from the Technical University of Munich. Danae has previously worked as a trainee auditor for a Certification and Notified Body in the department of ISO Certifications (quality, environment and health and safety management). Her present focus is in innovation scouting and boosting in complex socio-economic landscapes.
Constantinos Kritiotis holds a BSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Manchester, UK. He has previously worked in innovation incubators and accelerators in the UK, developing and delivering innovation, sustainability and marketing related seminars and workshops at the University of Manchester and Manchester Met University, in foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship degree levels. He joined in 2021 the CyI’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Directorate, where he focuses on systemic change for sustainable development.
Marion Lebrun is a PhD candidate at NTNU (Department of Industrial Ecology) under the supervision of Prof. Francesca Verones. Her research addresses impacts of food/non-food biomass and trade on biodiversity with expansion of LCIA models.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101081744.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101081744.