Tanja Dräger de Teran
Tanja Dräger de Teran was a Fellow with Ecologic Institute. Her main areas of work were the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy, the Water Framework Directive and its implementation in the Member States as well as European waste policy. In the context of European waste policy, she worked on the preparation and execution of a conference on the disposal of sewage sludge. Tanja Dräger de Teran's other research has addressed the impact of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) on nature and the environment against the background of EU enlargement. The issues mainly considered within this project were the interrelation of EU enlargement, the CAP and nature/environment protection. Furthermore, the ongoing reform process of the CAP within the framework of the "mid-term review" is taken into account. This process will result in political changes and conditions which will influence the effectiveness and impacts of agri-environmental instruments on nature and the environment.
From 1994 until 2000, Tanja Dräger de Teran studied Geography with Biology and Meteorology as minors at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Her studies focused on sustainable resource use, environmental economics and policy. She acquired further knowledge in these fields through the analysis of the goals and strategies adopted for large protected areas. Furthermore, she has gained hands-on experience with sustainable resource use through practical work and her master's dissertation in natural parks and biosphere reserves in Germany, Costa Rica and North America. For the National Park Tortuguero in Costa Rica she analysed farming systems and their development towards sustainable farming methods and investigated the possibilities to establish sustainable tourism in her master's dissertation "Analyses and estimation of the tourist infrastructure in the natural park Barnim – Potential and Deficits".
Ms. Dräger de Teran works in German and English and has a working knowledge of Spanish and French.