Head of Network Coordination and International Cooperation, European Environment Agency (EEA)

Lars Fogh Mortensen heads the work of the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Network Coordination and International Cooperation. This includes work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and building partnerships with business.

He is a trained economist from the University of Copenhagen and has over 20 years of experience on analytical and policy aspects of sustainability from various international organizations. 

Lars previously led the work of the EEA on sustainable consumption and production (SCP), and waste, which included impacts through the value chain as well as new and sustainable business models. He is the author and co-author of a number of EEA reports on sustainable consumption and production.

Before joining the EEA, Lars was the lead author of the first OECD Environmental Outlook report at the OECD Secretariat in Paris. He has also led his own company on risk and sustainability, and he has worked at the UN Rio Secretariat in New York and at the Danish Ministry of Environment.

Lars has written and co-written a large number of reports and articles on various aspects of sustainability, with a particular focus on analyses related to sustainable development indicators, sustainable consumption, and sustainable development policy coherence.  He regularly makes keynotes and presentations on the environment and sustainable development challenges and sits in European and global advisory boards and panels on sustainability.      

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