Telephone: +372 62 76 104
Title: Programme Director
Role: Theme co-leader, Rethinking Development
Kaja Peterson has been working at the SEI Tallinn since 1993. She is a senior researcher and since 2000, she has been the director of the Sustainability Measures Programme at the centre.
Kaja is a theme co-leader for Rethinking Development.
Her fields of interest and research include environmental policy, specifically environmental assessment issues, such as the methods of impact assessment, environmental management, the process of public involvement and the consideration of results of public involvement in decision-making. She has published several books, guidelines and papers on these issues and is also a respected lecturer on these topics.
She graduated from the University of Tartu, Estonia, in 1987 as a Biologist-Ecologist and from the Victorian University of Manchester, UK, in 1992 as an Environmental Scientist and defended her PhD in January 2011 on Environmental Assessment.
Baltic farmers admit water pollution by agriculture but expect improved evidence (Policy brief - 2012)
Rethinking Development Factsheet (Fact sheet - 2011)
Practice and quality of Natura Assessment in 2010 (Report - 2011)
Implementability of agro-environmental targets in Estonia (Policy brief - 2011)
Quality of environmental impact statements and variability of scrutiny by reviewers (Journal article - 2010)
Natural environment and the quality of life (Report - 2010)
Screening decisions concerning the likely impacts of plans and projects on Natura 2000 sites (Journal article - 2010)
Biodiversity Risk Assessment for Europe - Putting It All Together (Book chapter - 2010)