Jody joined ClientEarth in February 2020. Based in our Brussels office, Jody works as a Lead for Europe in the area of Food Systems, Oceans & Land Use. In his role, he focuses primarily on issues relating to forests, land use and terrestrial ecosystems and supports the development and implementation of ClientEarth’ strategies on these topics.


Prior to joining ClientEarth, Jody worked for the European Commission as a Legal and Policy Officer for the Chemicals Unit in DG Environment. Previously, he worked with the Irish Department of the Environment on international climate change issues.


Jody holds a Bachelor of Law degree and a Masters in Planning and Sustainable Development from University College Cork, Ireland.

The immense scale of land and ocean use by the global food system gives it enormous destructive power. It also presents ClientEarth with significant opportunities to use the law to try to find the balance between ensuring sustainable food production while supporting and protecting wildlife, ecosystems and life on Earth – to build a future where nature and all people can thrive together.

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