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Jürg Staudenmann was an environmental policy expert, seconded by the Swiss Foreign Department to SIPRI’s Environment of Peace initiative. He splits his time between the EP secretariat, coordinating research and outreach, and the EP research team where he is exploring opportunities and risks in ecosystem conservation and nature-based interventions, and policy interventions for a just and peaceful transition.
Prior to joining SIPRI in May 2021 he led the climate policy work of Alliance Sud, a Swiss development think tank and NGO network. He lobbied Parliamentarians, advised government officials, and was regularly invited as senior expert by media, public and expert events on planetary boundary policy, international climate justice and finance, as well as options and implications of (delayed) protection and crisis prevention measures.
Jürg is a former UN staff with 13 years of field exposure. In his varying roles and assignments, he acted as Water Governance Advisor for Europe & CIS (Bratislava), Environment Officer (Jerusalem) and Evaluation Specialist (New York), and finally as UNDP Deputy Representative in Serbia. Earlier work included applied research and lecturing on (waste)water and aquatic systems; establishing a new environmental research department at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences; and the realization of a public-private funded pilot plant for recycling nutrients from biogas plant effluent.
Environmental management, international climate & environment policy, multilateral cooperation, sustainable development, political dialogue and outreach.
Eastern Europe & CIS/Central Asia, Middle East/Palestinian Occupied Territories, global.
MSc in Environmental Engineering Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; MAS in Development Cooperation, NADEL/ETH, Switzerland.