Lisa Kopsieker. Photo credit: Hans von Sonntag
Lisa Kopsieker is a scientist who, in the past, has focused on researching policy opportunities for nature conservation on privately owned land. As a German citizen who grew up in East Africa and studied conservation science in the UK, she has a broader perspective on Europe’s conservation sector and policies.
While many policies are not perfect, often sidelining conservation needs, and are in many instances contrary to the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi targets, she learned that even in existing policies, there are considerable opportunities to support nature conservation that could be used more.
But regardless of what policies we will have in the future, international and interdisciplinary collaboration, a strong information base and dedicated commitment and goodwill from businesses, the private sector and society will go a long way in shaping the sustainable future we need.
Lisa Kopsieker works at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) as a Research Associate in the International Nature Conservation Division.