Valuation of ecosystem services is a tool to guide investment and policy making under climate change uncertainty.
Integrating the benefits and costs of ecosystems to regular economic appraisals participates to their preservation and enhancement.
Laetitia Pettinotti is working as an environmental economist on the WISE UP project which focuses on the adaptation of water systems in Africa. (https://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/water/wp_our_work/wise_up_to_climate/)
Her previous work experience includes forestry economics analysis for the FAO (Rome) and consultancy work at Artelia (Paris) for public bodies on the economics of adaptation to climate change.
She holds an MSc in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh (UK) as well as an MA in Sustainable Public Policy from Science Po Lille (France). As an undergrad she completed a joint BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in Europe at the University of Kent (UK) and a BA in International Relations at Sciences Po Lille.