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Ms. Clara H. Whyte

Executive Director, Bioepokas

I am an ecological economist and a political scientist. I am also the Executive Director of Bioepokas, a non-profit organization dedicated to inventing & implementing novel models for the ecological transition. I am particularly interested in the global governance of biodiversity, environmental ethics & political philosophy, as well as in the concept of ecological civilization. I have extensive work experience in the Americas (North, Central and South), and I am also interested in Asia.

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Biography

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)

Member

Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)

Member

Canadian Association for Political Science (ACSP)

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Quebec Society for Political Science (SQSP)

Member

CBD Alliance

Member

Open-Ended Network of IPBES Stakeholders (Onet)

Member

Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)

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International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)

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International Political Science Association (IPSA)

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Canadian International Council (CIC)

Member

Expertise

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

Education/Éducation

  • 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