Fernanda Balata

Project Lead, Coastal and Marine Environment

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Team: Environmental Economics

Fernanda Balata is currently working on a project that aims to reconcile the creation of employment opportunities for coastal communities with the improvement of coastal and marine ecosystems. In 2013, she coordinated the innovative Paint a Fish campaign, a public facing initiative that reinforced civil society’s call to restore EU fish stocks for future generations during the final stages of the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy. The project added value to the efforts of partner organisations to influence the outcome of the policy by educating and engaging the younger generations.

During her time at NEF, Fernanda has also conducted research to map civil society organisations in Latin America who are engaged in new economics, and has supported other teams in various projects. She holds a degree in International Relations and has six years' experience as a strategist, global campaigns manager and external relations professional in the non-profit sector.

Fernanda’s other interests include songwriting, singing, visual arts, poetry, animal welfare, human-wildlife conflict, international relations, history, swimming and world travelling.

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