Writer Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Jean-Christophe Vandevelde holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Planning from the University of Orléans, France, and a Masters in International Development from the University of Louvain, Belgium. He is specialized in biodiversity impact assessment methods and biodiversity conservation policies. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked for the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and was scientific secretary of the IPBES French National Committee. Previously, he was biodiversity officer for the French railway manager, where he worked on mitigating the negative effects and increasing the positive effects of the railway network on biodiversity. Jean-Christophe also worked for a coalition of environmental NGOs advocating for changes in consumption patterns, focusing especially on the role of advertising in (un)sustainable consumption. Currently based in Santiago de Chile, he provides services to NGOs and goverments on the implementation of biodiversity offsets in development projects. He tries at the same time to pursue research activities in the field of conservation policy. He speaks French and English, and his Spanish is improving every day.