CoLab Milan

Niels Haak

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Niels Haak

Senior Manager Sustainable Coffee at Conservation International

Biography:
Niels Haak is Senior Manager Sustainable Coffee at Conservation International, a globally operating non-for profit working to ensure a healthy, more prosperous planet that supports the well-being of people.

Niels leads Conservation International’s European engagement with public and private actors in the coffee sector to influence policies and find solutions that will drive sustainability throughout the coffee supply chain. In this role, he actively contributes to Conservation International’s efforts to convene and facilitate the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. The Challenge is a dynamic, diverse and global coalition of partners from across the coffee sector dedicated to making coffee the words first sustainable agricultural product.

Before joining Conservation International, Niels served as policy advisor at the ‘Royal Dutch Coffee and Tea Association’ the umbrella organization for the coffee and tea industry in the Netherlands.

Niels holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Communication from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen and a Master of Science (MSc) in European Studies from the University of Twente.

Talk:
The Future of Coffee: Impacts Of Climate Change And The Need To Take Action
Recognising the effect that climate change is having on coffee is essential to the future of the industry. In his talk, Niels will introduce the impact of climate change on coffee from a global perspective before focussing in on specific case studies and how we can adapt to improve the outlook for the future of our industry.