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Claudio Contento

Researcher

Claudio Contento

Claudio began working with eftec as a Researcher in July 2022, after serving as a Programme and Teaching Assistant at UCL.


At eftec, he is part of the Valuation and Natural Capital team, contributing to projects on marine ecosystems, biodiversity, and water provision. Amongst others, he contributed to projects involving impact and economic assessments, creating various Natural Capital Accounts, and updating the DEFRA Natural Capital Registry and Accounting Tool.


While at eftec, Claudio also continues his role as a Teaching Assistant at UCL, leading seminars on Advanced Environmental Economics. Before joining eftec, Claudio was also a Research Assistant at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) and the Centre for Translation Studies (CenTraS).


Claudio earned his MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from UCL, and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck University. His MSc dissertation studied sustainable system transformations, focusing on the transformative potential of the Farm to Fork initiative as part of the European Green Deal.


Claudio also has a background in media, with a BA in Practical Filmmaking and several years of industry experience.

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