Jonathan Green is part of the Sustainable Consumption and Production team. With a background in conservation science, Jon has over 10 years of expertise in understanding the costs and benefits of biodiversity conservation, and accounting for biodiversity and natural capital impacts.
Jon works within the Sustainable Consumption and Production group to trace the impacts of consumption on biodiversity, via often-complex chains of trade in agricultural commodities. Gaining insight into how trade in agricultural commodities drives biodiversity loss and the key actors in those supply chains is a starting point to identify opportunities for improved supply chain management to help avert future losses of habitat and species. He also works to understand alignment between sustainability agendas, including his work on dietary transitions and nature-based solutions.
Jon completed his PhD in the zoology department at the University of Cambridge, following which he spent two years at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton USA. Here, he ran a project to investigate the ecological impacts of land conversion for shorebirds alongside the economic impacts for local saltpan and aquaculture managers. He then returned to Cambridge, where he worked in the geography department on corporate engagement with Natural Capital, working closely with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.