Emma joined the CEPF Secretariat as Policy Advisor in January 2015. As a representative of Nordic Family Forestry, Emma concentrated on EU forest-related policies pertinent to European and, in particular, Nordic family forest owners. Emma has gained valuable experience in a number of forest relevant EU policies, such as Land Use and Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) and bioenergy sustainability policies in the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. Furthermore, she has actively contributed to the participation of European private forest owners in the EU Bioeconomy and Circular Economy developments.
Prior to joining CEPF, Emma gained work experience from Södra Forest Owners’ Association, Ecotrust Canada and Stockholm International Water Institute.
Emma holds a M.Sc. in Forestry from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences as well as a Master’s degree in forestry from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her studies focused on forest policies, international forestry and sustainable forest management. She has contributed, also on a voluntary basis, to different international projects in Indonesia, India and Costa Rica.
The CEPF Board and the Secretariat looks very much forward to continue working with Emma and foresees the continuation of a positive drive when she is leading the Secretariat.
The former CEPF Secretary General, Aljoscha Requardt, stepped down from his position and continues his career in the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Bonn, Germany.