About Katia Karousakis & Edward Perry
Katia works in the Environment Directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where she leads the programme on Biodiversity, Land Use and Ecosystems (BLUE). Her work focuses on the economics and policy of biodiversity, covering areas such as effective design of policy instruments, biodiversity finance and mainstreaming. From 2006-2008, she worked on climate change issues within the OECD/IEA Climate Change Expert Group. An environmental economist by training, Katia has a PhD from UCL, London, and a Masters’ degree from Duke University, USA.
Edward Perry is an analyst in the Biodiversity, Land Use and Ecosystems team of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). His work covers issues such as biodiversity finance, mainstreaming biodiversity across policy areas, and designing effective policy instruments. Edward’s previous roles include Special Advisor to the OECD Environment Director and Global Climate Change Coordinator at BirdLife International, where he worked on the interface between climate change and biodiversity. Edward holds an MPhil in Geography and Environment from the University of Oxford, with a specialisation in biodiversity conservation and management.