Brendan Coolsaet is an Assistant Professor in environment and development at ESPOL. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the School of International Development (University of East Anglia, UK).
His research lies at the intersection of (environmental) critical theory (particularly environmental justice), governance and biodiversity conservation, understood in its broadest sense (including biological conservation, management of ecosystem services, agrobiodiversity governance, land-use change, and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources). Recent publications include papers in Biological Conservation, Journal of Rural Studies, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, and Global Environmental Politics (2015). He is the lead author of ‘Implementing the Nagoya Protocol. Comparing Access and Benefit-sharing Regimes in Europe,’ published by Brill/Martinus Nijhoff (2015).
Brendan Coolsaet has a PhD in political and social sciences from the Centre for Philosophy of Law (Université catholique de Louvain), and has taught at the University of East Anglia (UK) and Lancaster University (UK). He is a scientific advisor at the Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD), a member of the Louvain Partnership Research on Ecological and Social Transition (LPTransition), a Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance Project, and has worked as a consultant for the European Commission, the Belgian government, and the UK House of Common;
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