Britt Groosman

Associate Vice President, Climate

Work

Areas of expertise:
Environmental markets, climate policy, and ocean conservation

Britt Groosman is an economist recognized for her wide ranging expertise in environmental policy, most notably climate and conservation policy. She is a strategic thinker with a collaborative style pulling together scientists, economists, and policy experts, to analyze and promote sustainable pragmatic solutions to environmental problems.

Together with EDF’s Senior Vice President for Climate, Nat Keohane, Britt helps shape EDF’s advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate policy.

Background

Britt set up EDF’s first European office in London, setting up a program with operations in Sweden, UK, Spain and Belgium. She was the first European Director for EDF’s Ocean program and lead EDF’s work on Common Fisheries Policy reform in Brussels. She simultaneously worked on the ground in various EU Member States with fishermen and local NGO partners on co-management processes and sustainable management of fisheries.

Britt had joined EDF in 2008 to work on US Federal climate policy and moved on to manage the Office of Economic Policy until 2011.

Prior to EDF, Britt worked as a senior economist at ERM (Environmental Resources Management), and as an economist at London Economics. From 1996 to 1999, Britt was a Researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ghent (Belgium), and has also taught guest courses for the United Nations University Program.

Britt has recently joined the Board of the UK charity Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust.

Education

Britt studied Economics (BA) and Law and Economics (MA) at the University of Gent, and Oxford University.

Publications

She is published in various journals and wrote the entry “Pollution Tax” in the ‘Encyclopaedia of Law and Economics’ (Edward Elgar, 2000).