Lorenzo Benini is an environmental scientist holding a Ph.D. in management and protection of natural resources obtained at the University of Bologna, with a dissertation on sustainability indicators, environmental management and decision making. He has carried out research in academia in the area of agriculture, land use and water management scenarios as well as on methods and tools for assessing sustainability and supporting decision making. He joined the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission between 2012 and 2016 where he worked on life cycle assessment methods and models for impact assessment, with application to systems of production and consumption at the EU scale. Since 2016 he is in force at the European Environment Agency where he works as an expert in systems and sustainability assessments. He has authored several technical and scientific reports, policy briefings and scientific articles, including chapters of the EEA flagship product 'The European Environment, State and Outlook report' 2020.
Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: transitioning to a systems-based approach