Trine S Jensen

Former employee at Worldwatch Institute Europe

Trine S. Jensen is senior researcher at Worldwatch Institute Europe. Before joining Worldwatch in 2011, Trine was a senior researcher at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute (NERI) at Aarhus University (2003 – 2011). Trine has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Danish Technical University (1986) and a PhD in environmental chemistry from the University of Copenhagen (1995).

Trine has worked in several countries including a 1 ½ year research stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1992- 93) and as visiting scientist at the University of Milano (1997-98). Moreover, Trine has many years of experience working as a consultant for DANIDA and the European Environment Agency amongst others. She has been responsible for managing a number of research and consultancy projects and has supervised students.

Trine has a broad background in environmental impact and risk assessment studies, including studies of the marine and freshwater environment, the soil systems, environment and health, environmental impact of consumption, the arctic, environmental monitoring and reporting. Trine has worked for more than 10 years with integrative studies of assessing the link between driving forces and resulting effects. She has a wide experience in the aggregation of environmental information and development of policy support systems, including the development of environmental indicators.

Trine’s qualifications are founded on a high academic level which she combines with a passionate interest for environmental issues. She is innovative and uses an integrated approach to environmental solutions. Trine brings to Worldwatch Europe a diverse background, contributing with her insights to such issues as the transition to a more sustainable society. She is especially concerned with topics that are related to the link between society and the environment. At present she is also integrating her environmental academic curriculum with further sociological studies (2010-).