Sybille Van den Hove

Director Median

Dr Sybille van den Hove is Director of Median, a small research, teaching and consulting company in Barcelona (Spain) and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Her background is in physics and ecological economics. Her research interests all focus on sustainability transformation. They include sustainability governance; decision-making and policy formation under conditions of complexity; science-policy interfaces; integration of natural and social sciences research; environmental research strategies; and environmental strategies of corporations. Currently she works on biodiversity governance (including in particular deep-sea issues); precaution and innovation; and business transformations towards sustainability.

She is the chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency; a member of the EC Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials), a member of the Jury of the Volvo Environment Prize, and a member of the editorial board of the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia: Environmental Science.