Josep M. Palau Garrabou

Environmental, territorial and of urban planning consulting

Biologist and Postgraduate in Sustainable City and Territory


My work at ERF

I started working in the company in June 1999. I have been project manager since 2005. Throughout these years, as an environmental consultant, I have specialized in the areas of territorial management and planning, strategic environmental assessment, natural heritage and biodiversity, urban greenery and climate change.
Throughout my professional activity I have directed, co-ordinated or participated in over a hundred projects related to multiple areas of sustainability, beyond those already mentioned. Among those carried out in recent years, I would highlight:
  • Strategic environmental assessment of the urban master plan of the Three Chimneys (Besòs Consortium, 2017-2022).
  • Preliminary study on the feasibility of creating an agroforestry park in the Aubi plain (Palafrugell City Council, 2022).
  • Assessment of the vulnerability of transport infrastructures in Catalonia to climate change (Catalan Office for Climate Change, 2020-2021).
  • Segre river Plan as it passes through Lleida (Lleida City Council, 2017).
I am the author of La creación de valor compartido en el sector energético. 25 casos prácticos [The Creation of Shared Value in the Energy Sector.
25 Practical Cases] (2015) and Canon de Belloch. Catálogo razonado de arbolado urbano [Belloch’s Canon. Catalogue Raisonné of Urban Trees] (2015), and co-author of El transporte eléctrico y su impacto ambiental. Reflexiones y propuestas para la mejora de la evaluación ambiental [Electric Transportation and its Environmental Impact.
Reflections and Proposals for Improving Environmental Evaluation] (2012).


My experience

Before I joined ERF, I worked as an environmental educator (1999). Previously, I was a resident internal biologist (RIB) in the fields of Clinical Biochemistry (1994-1997) and Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology (1991-1993).
I enjoy hiking in the mountains and I am a great fan of nature photography and writing, both in its technical and literary aspects.


Each project is an opportunity, faced with renewed enthusiasm, to contribute to making a more sustainable world.


Expert team

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