Cindy Schoumacher is a French national who has worked as a Policy Advisor at Milieu since September 2016. She holds a degree in agronomy from Agrocampus Ouest (Rennes, “Ingenieur agronome”) and a Master’s degree in environmental economics and policies from AgroParisTech (Paris). She is knowledgeable about both French and European agricultural and environmental economics and policies, climate change and economic tools designed for the sustainable use of natural resources. Prior to joining Milieu, Cindy was a consultant-researcher for the Brussels-based consulting company Iodine sprl, which specialised in environmental economics and policies. She was principally involved in two European FP-7 projects entitled IMPRESSIONS (high-end scenarios of climate change), and OPERAs (ecosystems). She also participated in the redaction of two articles published in 2015: “Exploring barriers to the integration of biodiversity concerns across EU policy” for the book “Biodiversity in the Green Economy”, and “Evaluation of economic approaches under high-end scenarios” for IMPRESSIONS.
Her previous experience includes a traineeship with DG Environment (2013), during which time she gained practical skills in diverse topics such as the Composite Index (environmental indicators that go beyond GDP). She also completed two internships within the United Nations: UNEP in 2013, where she developed an economic valuation of ecosystem services provided by a lake in a nature park in Croatia, and for FAO in 2012, where she built and analysed a database of technologies aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock through a cost-effectiveness analysis.
Languages: French, English and basic Spanish.