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Environmental Communication Specialist

Turning conflict into conversation.

Depolarizing approach to environmental differences

Enhancing your reputation by improving your communication.

Working with various parties.

Providing support where required.

Humankind's dual relationship with nature.


Companies comply with environmental legislation but fail to gain public support. They struggle to find an effective way to deal with public opinion.


Regulators have the power to impose and enforce new regulations, but often fail to balance political gain and effectiveness.


It would be wonderful to help NGOs develop effective campaigns that avoid blaming political behavior.



Fulfilling human needs with the least environmental impact and doing so without placing blame.


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Increasing pressure on the natural environment and increasing concern for the environment seem to have polarized the environmental debate. Emotion rules and facts are mistrusted. Blame replaces responsibility.


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Cultural awareness is the key to my approach. Polarization is recognized as a symptom and not as an obstacle. Opposing views are welcomed. Responsibility and creativity are re-mobilized once the perspective has shifted.


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Redesigned environmental communication tools are at your disposal. These focus on enhanced reputation as well as reduced impact. Are proactive rather than reactive and will save you money.

What others say about me

In his role as legal/permit advisor, Jos supported well and well intervention operations of the NAM for Shell UK. Through his ability to interpret the legal requirements and educate management and crews how to comply with these, he added real value to the organization. His handover training was excellent. Jos is a good problem solver and a thinker.

I worked closely with Jos on the development and implementation of an environmental management system. I found Jos a pleasure to work with. His fresh approach and new ideas were a real leap forward. He is a progressive thinker and able to effectively translate his many years of experience into practical improvements that ultimately reduce the risk to a business of failing to manage its environmental aspects appropriately.

When Centrica Energy North Sea was looking for a replacement of their Sr. Environmental Specialist on short notice, I received the CV of Jos Tissen. At first glance there were doubts whether he fitted our organization (knowledge of multiple regulations), within a week these doubts were taken away. Jos Tissen took on board our way of working and in no time he improved our procedures. A pleasant personality and added value to the organization, especially by his out of the box approach, always open for innovations.

I urge you to allow Jos to take you on a journey into environmental risk management and communication, from the most technical aspects to the most global, and you will probably feel some fatigue but you will never regret it. Genius cannot be managed but must be nurtured and supported. Jos is one of the few environmental scientists I have met in my life and one that you need by your side in today’s business environment. An early morning coffee and discussion on life and the universe and stuff is also great and comes with the Jos-package.