Pieter de Pous is the Policy Director of the EEB. He will be moderating the breakout session “Economy and environment”.
Pieter de Pous holds a master degree in forestry sciences from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. Since 2005 he has worked in the policy unit of the European Environmental Bureau, coordinating the organizations advocacy work in the areas of biodiversity, water, soil, bio-energy and agriculture policies. Since September 2010 he is the EEB’s policy director. Managing a team of 10 policy officers, he leads the EEB’s policy work with a focus on horizontal issues like natural resources and environmental governance. He is also chairman of the board of ECOS, a specialized NGO representing environmental interests in standardization. Between March 1 and May 1 2011 he was acting Secretary General of the EEB.