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Elana Bader

Green Infrastructure Project and Funding Officer - Green Infrastructure Fund, NatureScot

Elana joined NatureScot in 2017, where she supports the successful delivery of the £15 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Green Infrastructure Fund, which harnesses green infrastructure in nature-based solutions projects in Scotland’s most deprived urban areas. She plays a key role in advancing the mainstreaming of NbS, contributing to inter-disciplinary reports and manuals on GI and NbS, and building collaboration between sectors and disciplines as well as delivery and policy.

An Ecological Economist, Elana previously worked in the private and third sectors (including RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust), where she led and was part of a variety of infrastructure, education, community engagement, and conservation projects in the UK and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is also an Approved Assessor for Building with Nature, the UK’s first GI benchmark.