Ariel Brunner

Senior Head of Policy, BirdLife Europe and Central Asia

Ariel Brunner is the Senior Head of Policy for BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, a global environmental NGO. He coordinates work on a wide range of EU policies ranging from nature and biodiversity conservation, to climate and energy, agriculture, and fisheries. Over the last decade he has been deeply involved in debates on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy and is widely recognized as a prominent expert on the environmental impacts of EU farm policies. He has chaired DG Agriculture’s Advisory Group on Agriculture and Environment and has been a member of its Expert group on Public Goods, and of the European Commission’s High Level Steering Group on the European Innovation Partnership on Agriculture.