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Environmental Engineer, European Investment Bank 

Liesbet Goovaerts is an environmental engineer, working for the project directorate within the EIB. She is responsible for the technical, environmental and economic assessment of industrial projects, and innovation and research related programmes and projects. She is also working on the circular economy topic within the EIB – raising awareness and creating an enabling environment to increase lending to CE projects. Since early 2020, she picked up the role of climate advisor to support the Bank’s journey into becoming the Climate Bank.

Prior to EIB, she worked as a researcher at the Flemish institute for Technological Research (VITO-Belgium). Her activities focused on policy supporting research and sustainability assessment tools in the area of Best Available Techniques, eco-innovation and sustainable business models.

Liesbet holds degrees in environmental management and chemical engineering.