Catherine Touzard, expert on Circular Economy (APO trainings, Circulab Network licensee) a certified carbon auditor, has worked in Hong Kong on sustainability, climate change and circular economy, through projects and teaching, for the past 15 years, after leading a biogas project, in Sichuan, China.
With a senior experience in carbon audits of buildlings, consulting on eco-design and green strategies, waste management and energy practices for many schools, companies and individual projects, she regularly runs circular economy workshops, and teaches courses towards sustainable practices in eco-materials and eco-design, as well as applied climate change transition.
The 4th edition of her guidebook, Going Green in Hong Kong, Earth Champion Award 2008, sold to 14,000 copies, will republish in 2108 through a web platform.
A certified Permaculture Designer, trained in biomimicry, Catherine is currently teaching sustainability and low-carbon materials at Insight School of Design, is Sustainability Coordinator for FIS , and a regular Climate Change Teacher at Ark Eden, with whom she runs « Planting for Life», a local carbon offsetting program. She has given regular lectures in local Universities such as City U.
Catherine has an extensive global network of sustainability that she can leverage to picks latest innovation and approaches wherever they are. Her long experience of working in Asia, and being a long-time Hong Kong resident, allow her to merge these innovations and approaches to the local reality.
Her background includes a doctorate in Economics (Paris I La Sorbonne), along with language studies in English, German and Chinese.
Catherine received the prize of Outstanding Earth Champion Award by the Earth Champion Foundation, in November 2008.