Despite the alarming scale of biodiversity loss, the EU has not yet fully recognised the disastrous consequences that the scenario would have in the functioning of our ecosystems – not when it comes to political action, at least.
Gustavo Becerra Jurado
Phone: +32(0)2 738 7471
- biodiversity conservation; freshwater ecology; ecosystem services
Gustavo joined IEEP as a Policy Analyst in spring 2018. He is part of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Programme. Previously, he engaged in the monitoring programme of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Republic of Ireland and in the implementation of Target 2 Action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy in Luxembourg. He also carried out entomological research activities for the Natural History Museum of Luxembourg as a freelance consultant.
Gustavo has an MSc and PhD in zoology (University College Dublin) and more than eight years’ experience in biodiversity and conservation, particularly but not limited to freshwater species. His PhD thesis focused on the aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity potential of Integrated Constructed Wetlands in the agricultural landscape of Ireland. He has carried out research since 2004 and has produced numerous international publications in his field.
IEEP has published a new report that presents success stories relating to habitats and species that are the focus of the EU nature directives and provides key lessons on effective approaches that can be shared to achieve better overall results. The study focuses on supporting EU action through better knowledge and evidence, and provides an important contribution to the current discussions on the EU and global biodiversity policy regime for the post-2020 era.
New report on the implementation of the EU water policy shows a positive trend, but more effort is needed to meet the objectives.
Leading up to IEEP's Think 2030 conference, experts express their views on Europe's most pressing sustainability issues in the Think 2030 blog series, Pathways to 2030.
The eighth edition of Pathways to 2030 features Gustavo Becerra, Erik Gerritsen and Marianne Kettunen, policy analysts for IEEP, who discuss lessons learnt from the EU current biodiversity policy framework and its challenges for the next decade.