Claudia Olazábal
Head of Unit - Land Use and Management (ENV.D.1) at EC DG Environment

Claudia Olazábal is the holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Radiochemistry from the University of Strasbourg and a Master’s degree in Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked for three years in the Sustainable Resources - Consumption and Waste Unit, then became Policy Officer and Head of the Soil Sector dealing with the development of Community policy on soil protection. She was for 4 years the Deputy Head of the Biodiversity Unit. Since 2013, she is the head of unit of the Land Use & Management which deals inter alia with Agriculture, Forests and Soil. All these positions are held in the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission.

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