Innovation for sustainability comprises social as well as technological achievements and transformations. In the face of the climate and biodiversity crises, a transition to a sustainable and resilient food system calls for a wider understanding of innovation than a focus on technology. In the statement below, IEEP explains its involvement in the RIE Taskforce on Sustainable Agriculture and Innovation.
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- sustainable development,
- European Semester,
- climate change
Céline has been the Executive Director of IEEP since 2016.
She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of sustainable development and her research work at IEEP concentrates on the domestic implementation of SDGs in Europe. She is the founder of the Think2030 platform and the Think Sustainable Europe network.
After studying political sciences and international relations, Céline started her career as a researcher at the Peterson Institute and at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C., focusing on poverty, social protection and natural disasters. Céline then worked for 10 years at Oxfam International, first as a researcher on poverty and international commodity markets, then as an advocate on trade and climate change issues. As campaigns director, she conducted Oxfam’s campaigns on inequality, climate change, gender and humanitarian crises and conflict.
Céline is a member of the European Commission’s high-level expert group ESIR (Economic and Social Impacts of Innovation and Research) and of the Assembly of the Soil Health and Food Horizon Europe mission. She was also the Chair of the Board of the Climate Action Network Europe until 2019, where she conducted multiple stakeholder consultations and consensus-building exercises within civil society.
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