Lieze Cloots is head International Policy at OVAM, the Public Waste Agency of Flanders. She is a member of the Coordination Group for the European Circular Economy Stakeholderplatform (ECESP). She was in charge of the World Resources Forum 2019 in Antwerp. Previously Lieze Cloots was policy director at the federation of environment NGO’s in Flanders and legal advisor of the federal Minister of Environment. She has a 20 year experience in environment and sustainability policy at international and national level. She holds a Master in Law at Catholic University of Leuven and a Master in European Law at the Université de Liege.