Advisory Board

Advisory Board

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” – Oscar Wilde

The enviroLENS Advisory Board is an informal project group consisting of legal and environmental experts as well as other interested stakeholders contributing to the project pro-bono. Each member stands for a specific group in the enviroLENS ecosystem and has an important task to support the project and beyond. Besides that they help us in realizing our mission, provide us with strategic advice and assist us with their network. Finally, they help us define to answer the most important needs of the community at the right time.

By providing unbiased insights and ideas from a third point-of-view they further support the successful market introduction of enviroLENS and eLENS Portal.


Katharina Rogalla von Bieberstein, Environmental Legal Specialist, UNEP-WCMC

As a fully trained German lawyer with a special qualification in environmental law from McGill University, Montréal, Canada, Katharina has 11 years of experience in legal and policy analysis, with a focus on biodiversity as well as international and regional ocean governance. Prior to joining UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in 2013, Katharina worked at national level in Germany and in a number of developing countries, including in Cambodia and South Sudan on behalf of German development cooperation (GIZ). Since joining UNEP-WCMC Katharina mainly focuses on the global and regional levels, including the EU policy framework related to biodiversity. Recent areas of work include for example environmental impact assessments, the illegal timber trade and evaluation of biodiversity policy and reporting processes.

Andreas Kohler, Managing Director, cdi.energy.consult

Andreas has more than 25 years of international experience in the energy sector with a focus on the pipeline industry. For 13 years he was Managing Director of engineering and consulting companies in Germany and performed projects for many global players such as BP, Shell, PetroChina and OMV, for energy companies and project developers in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and China.

Dr. Richard Aishton, Independent consultant

Dr. Richard Aishton is a natural resource dynamics professional who recently completed managing the Forest Law Enforcement & Governance Program (FLEG) for IUCN.  Since then Dr. Aishton has been working as an independent consultant and has focused his attention on a proposed 140 mile long power line corridor in Maine.  His knowledge of ecosystems combines with expertise in satellite and aerial imagery to help formulate critical assessments.