Cecilia Matasci

Empa, Switzerland

Cecilia Matasci has studied Biology at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and Natural Sciences of the Environment at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) from 2000 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2006. After various job experiences in Switzerland and abroad, she wrote her PhD thesis at the Economics and Environmental Management Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne from 2008 to 2012. In her thesis, she analyzed the regional climate change vulnerability of tourism in Switzerland and the barriers to the possible adaptation measures that could be taken at the local and the national level. She is currently working for both the World Resources Forum and Empa, focusing on sustainability, resource efficiency indicators, material flow analysis, circular economy and government outreach.