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MA Pieter DE POUS EU Policy Director, European Environmental Bureau, Brussels


 Master degree in forestry sciences from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. Since 2005 he has worked in the policy unit of the European Environmental Bureau, coordinating the organizations advocacy work in the areas of biodiversity, water, soil, bio-energy and agriculture policies. Since September 2010 he is the EEB s policy director. Managing a team of 14 policy officers, he leads the EEB s policy work with a focus on horizontal issues like natural resources,  better regulation , trade and environmental governance. He is chairman of the board of ECOS, a specialized NGO representing environmental interests in standardization and sits on the Board of NGO s Seas At Risk and Green Budget Europe. He is also a member of the Steering Group of the Coalition for Energy Savings and the Better Regulation Watchdog. Between March 1 and May 1 2011 he was acting Secretary General of the EEB.