Writer Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Nathalie Risse is based in New York and is currently following the UN General Assembly and the post-2015 development agenda for IISD. 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 worked as an international civil servant for the UN Secretariat in New York and as a consultant for international organizations including the United Nations 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 application, as well as a very good knowledge of Rio+20 follow-up discussions and issues. As a member of the IISD RS, she covered the Rio+20 Conference, including its preparatory meetings and its follow-up processes.