Writer Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Nathalie Risse is based in New York and is a thematic expert on the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs for the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. She holds a Ph.D. focusing on public policy from the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and a Master in environmental sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She served as an international civil servant for the UN Secretariat in New York, and works as a consultant for international organizations, such as the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She has a thorough understanding of the concept of sustainable development and its practical applications. As a member of the IISD Reporting Services (ENB team), she covered the Rio+20 Conference, including its preparatory meetings and its follow-up processes, and intergovernmental negotiations related to the SDGs and 2030 Agenda at the UN.