Luc Bas

director of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature European Regional Office

SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION: Food security and biodiversity: Can Europe make the equation work?

Luc Bas is the Director of the IUCN European Regional Office in Brussels, representing IUCN towards the EU Institutions and providing leadership and guidance for all activities undertaken by IUCN Government and NGO members within the European context. This includes informing decision-making through IUCN’s knowledge on topics such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Red Lists, Protected Area management, Natural Capital and promoting the use of nature-based solutions across different sectors. Luc has worked as an adviser on international sustainable development policies for both the Belgian Federal and Flemish Governments. He was a representative for the Government at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s national Sustainable Development experts panel, and the Belgian Federal Council, as well as at various interregional networks on sustainable development. Luc also represented The Climate Group in Brussels as their European Director working with business and government to reach more ambitious EU-climate policy and kick off a true energy transition