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Bren d'Amour

First name
Last name
Bren d'Amour
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Agricultural sciences
Environmental economics
Information technologies (including remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS))
Thematic Areas
Climate variability
Environmental policy analysis
Extreme events
Food security
Land cover change
Land degradation
Land-climate system
Land-use change
Monitoring and assessment
Science policy analysis
Soil degradation
Sustainable agriculture
Sustainable development
UN languages spoken


Job function
Senior Policy Officer
Telephone number
Work experience
- Advisor in the Sector Project Soil Protection, Combating Desertification, Sustainable Land Management, advising the German focal point on UNCCD processes.
- Several years of experience in academia (Yale University, Technische Universität Berlin, and Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change), focusing primarily on land use change, food system transformations and urbanization.
Publication titles
1. C. Bren d’Amour, F. Reitsma, G. Baiocchi, S. Barthel, B. Güneralp, K.H. Erb, H. Haberl, F. Creutzig, K.C. Seto Future urban land expansion and implications for global croplands Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2017) doi:10.1073/pnas.1606036114;
2. F. Creutzig, C. Bren d’Amour, U. Weddige, S. Fuss, T. Beringer, A. Gläser, M. Kalkuhl, J.C. Steckel, A. Radebach, O. Edenhofer Assessing human and environmental pressures of global land-use change 2000- 2010 Global Sustainability, 2, E1 (2019);
3. C. Bren d’Amour, W.B. Anderson International trade and the stability of food supplies in the Global South Environ. Res. Lett. 15 (2020) 074005;
4. C. Bren d’Amour, L. Wenz, M. Kalkuhl, J.C. Steckel, F. Creutzig Teleconnected food supply shocks Environ. Res. Lett., 11 (2016), p. 035007;
5. C. Bren d’Amour, B. Pandey, M. Reba, S. Ahmad, F. Creutzig, K.C. Seto Urbanization, processed food consumption and eating out in India Global Food Security, Volume 25 (2020);
Other activities
Member of the Global Land Programme
1. Marie-Curie Fellow
2. DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellow
Organisation name
Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung BMZ
Organisation country