Charline Depoorter, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven (Belgium)
Charline Depoorter is a doctoral researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and at the Division of Bioeconomics, University of Leuven (Belgium). Her research focuses on governance for sustainable development and (non-state) governance of global trade. More specifically, her doctoral research investigates the institutional design and effectiveness of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) as governance tools for sustainable trade.
Axel Marx, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven (Belgium)
Axel Marx is deputy director at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. His research focuses on global governance, trade policy and Voluntary Sustainability Standards.
Susan Cooper, King's College London
Susan is a PhD candidate at King's College London, whose research project is investigating corporate commitments around deforestation. She specializes in sustainability and qualitative methods.
Fritz Kleinschroth, Ecosystem Management, ETH Zürich
Fritz Kleinschroth is a Senior Scientist in the Ecosystem Management group at the Department of Environmental Systems Sciences at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He is working on landscape approaches to integrate built infrastructures and forests along rural-urban gradients. He spatially tracks landscape transitions based on maps and remote sensing and analyzes them in the context of social and ecological processes on the ground. He has a critical fascination with the power structures behind maps and aerial images and how they influence sustainability transformations. He holds a PhD in Forestry from Bangor University, UK and Biodiversity and Conservation from AgroParisTech, France
Date: Thursday 13 October
Room: Hibiscus & Frangipani