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Faustine Bas-Defossez

Director for Nature, Health and Environment

Faustine Bas-Defossez is EEB’s Director for Nature, Health and Environment .
A French national with far-off German origins, Faustine is a true European. With more than fifteen years of professional experience in EU environmental policy, she is a true environmentalist.
As Director for Nature, Health and Environment, she leads a large policy portfolio of the organisation: namely biodiversity, water, soil; agriculture and food; chemicals; mercury and air quality and noise and she is part of the senior management team.
Between 2009 and 2018 she was leading the agriculture work of the EEB. Before re-joining the civil society movement, she spent 5 years in leading roles within the sustainability think tanks’ community, as Head of the agriculture and land management program first and then External Impact Director.
At the beginning of her career she also worked for the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Faustine has a master’s degree in International and European Law and holds a MSc in European politics from Science Po Strasbourg.
She speaks French and English and a bit of German.

Faustine Bas-Defossez
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