Bernardo B.N. Strassburg is the coordinator of the Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science (CSRio), executive director of the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) and assistant professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Bernardo is an economist with a M.Sc. in environmental planning (focused on land-use change and ecosystem services in the Amazon), and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, focused on issues related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).
He is dedicated to the transition to sustainability, with focus in the sustainable use of land and its resources, conciliating production needs, environmental services and social development, by developing interdisciplinary research, providing assistance to governments, NGO’s and private companies in the pursue of solutions to sustainability challenges and implementation of projects.