Liyana Nayan

Liyana joined Climate and Company in August 2021 as an Analyst and is based in Leipzig, Germany. She holds expertise in Environmental Science and Ecosystem Services and supports Climate and Company in biodiversity-related projects. While completing her Master studies, Liyana interned at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) supporting an EU-funded H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL project that investigates ecosystem services flow in European National Parks. She further supported iDiv as a Student Assistant for a Citizen Science project ‘InsectMobile’ that monitors flying insect diversity in Germany and Denmark. Liyana wrote her Master’s thesis on the patterns of cultural ecosystem services in various regions of Chile, utilizing tools such as ArcGIS and InVEST to map hotspots of recreation and ecotourism. Prior to working with Climate and Company, she interned with UNDP’s Biodiversity Finance (BIOFIN) initiative helping countries globally divert financial resources towards national biodiversity goals. In her free time, she likes to recreate Southeast Asian-fusion dishes that remind her of her home country, Malaysia.