Mairon holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from the VU University Amsterdam (2014) and has worked for 15 years on the policy and governance dimensions of sustainable development. He has worked extensively on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Indonesia on themes related to sustainable agriculture, value chain development and forest conservation, including REDD+, climate-smart agriculture, sustainable food security and landscape approaches. He held postdoctoral positions both at Wageningen University & Research Centre (Netherlands) and at the Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) before becoming a research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Mairon is research coordinator for the Trase initiative on sustainable supply chains, and currently focuses on leverage points for land-use sustainability transitions in Latin America.
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Land use and conflict
This analysis uses Trase data and qualitative evidence to show how forest-risk commodity exporters behave when some buyers are more demanding than others. The authors expose what they call supply-chain divergence, which has implications for Europe’s current due diligence efforts.
A new piece in Biological Conservationsynthesizes thinking across a broad range of scales and disciplines and develops a model of conservation that moves beyond the site level emphasis of contemporary conservation.
The webinar recording and presenters' slides are now available from the GLP Telecoupling Research Towards Sustainable Transformation of Land Systems Working Group's May webinar "The Telecoupled Implications of EU's New Regulation on 'Deforestation-free' Supply Chains".
A new paper in Biological Conservation offers a dual-branched conservation model that commands novel actions to tackle distant wealth-related drivers of biodiversity decline, while enhancing site-level conservation to empower biodiversity stewards.