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Ms. Clara H. Whyte

Executive Director, Bioepokas

Andean Indigenous Communities, Asia (China), Latin America, Ecological Civilization, Ecological Transition, Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Biodiversity Conservation, Global Affairs, Ecological Economics



Clara H. Whyte has 20 years of experience as an ecological economist and a political scientist specializing in sustainability issues related to biodiversity, environmental conservation and global affairs. She stands out as a social scientist with a strong background in biology, environmental science, agronomy, and food science and technology. She is multilingual and has worked on many grassroots or public policy projects internationally with a primary focus on Canada, Latin America (including the Andes, the Atlantic forest and the Amazon rainforest), and Asia. In all her assignments she demonstrated strong intercultural skills, as well as an ability to deal with a wide variety of stakeholders. She also has very strong academic research skills, including in political philosophy, which she is applying at expanding the concepts of ecological transition and ecological civilization. She is currently the Executive Director of Bioepokas, a non-profit organization aimed at inventing and implementing novel models toward the ecological transition. Bioepokas has a field office in Bolivia, and is planning to open offices in Asia and Africa in the near future.

Additional Titles and Affiliations

Francophone Association for Knowledge (ACFAS)


Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)


Canadian Association for Political Science (ACSP)


Quebec Society for Political Science (SQSP)


CBD Alliance


Open-Ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (Onet)


Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)


International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)


International Political Science Association (IPSA)


Canadian International Council (CIC)



  • Ecological Economics
  • Global Affairs
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
  • Ecological Transition
  • Ecological Civilization
  • Latin America
  • Asia (China)
  • Andean Indigenous Communities


  • Université Laval
    Food Science and Technology
    Certificate, 2016
  • Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
    Political Science
    Master's Degree, 2003
  • Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
    Ecological Economics
    Master's Degree, 2001
  • Université Pierre Mendès-France - Grenoble 2
    Political Economics
    Bachelor's Degree, 1998

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