Liesbeth Casier is a Project Officer in IISD’s Economic Law and Policy program. Liesbeth is a Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) specialist who has done consulting work with the Inter-American Network for Government Procurement, the Inter-American Development Bank and the International Development Research Centre. She has served as an Environment and Trade Consultant with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where she focused on research at the intersection of international economic law, trade policy and the environment and contributed significantly to the IISD-UNEP Trade & Green Economy Handbook. Liesbeth has a strong background in sustainable development from a legal and policy perspective. She is currently pursuing an LLB at the University of London.
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