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Brendan Coolsaet is an Associate Professor of environmental politics and the Director of Master’s Programmes at the European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL Lille, FR) and a member of the Global Environmental Justice research group (University of East Anglia, UK). He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) on environmental justice and biodiversity conservation.

His work takes place at the intersection of environmental justice, governance and biodiversity conservation understood in its broadest sense (including biological conservation, ecosystem services management, agrobiodiversity conservation, land-use change, global biodiversity governance, and access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources), and has a strong interdisciplinary focus.

Selected publications

  • Zafra-Calvo et al. (2019) Progress toward Equitably Managed Protected Areas in Aichi Target 11: A Global Survey. BioScience
  • Alvarez & Coolsaet (2018) Decolonizing Environmental Justice Studies: a Latin American perspective. Capitalism Nature Socialism
  • Rasmussen et al. (2018) Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification. Nature Sustainability 1, 275–282 (2018)
  • Dawson et al. (2018) Justice and equity: emerging research and policy approaches to address ecosystem service trade-offs In: Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (Routledge) Coolsaet B (2016) Towards an agroecology of knowledges: Recognition, cognitive justice and farmers’ autonomy in France. Journal of Rural Studies 47: 165–171
  • Martin A, Coolsaet B, Corbera E, Dawson N, Fraser J, Lehmann I and Rodriguez I (2016) Justice and Conservation: the need to incorporate recognition. Biological Conservation 197: 254-261.
  • Coolsaet, B., and John Pitseys. 2015. Fair and Equitable Negotiations? African Influence and the International Access and Benefit-Sharing Regime. Global Environmental Politics 15(2): 38-56.

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