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Sebastian Catovsky

Deputy Director, Natural Environment Strategy
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Dr Sebastian Catovsky leads the government’s work on delivery of the flagship 25 year environment plan. Since 2002, Sebastian has worked in a variety of environmental policy roles in the government, including working on water regulation, flood management, better regulation, environmental tax, insurance and climate change. Sebastian has a PhD in forest biology from Harvard University.

  • Outlining the Government’s 25-year environment plan to help the natural world regain and retain good health
  • Launching a world-leading tax on plastic packaging, enforcing consistent household recycling and encouraging the thoughtful use of resources to benefit the UK economy by millions
  • Delivering a ‘Green Brexit’, understanding its’ impact and discussing the changes to budget and legislative capacity