Sylvie Varlez holds a PhD in plant science and has been working in the transdisciplinary Task Force on Sustainable Development since late 1997. She contributes to the realisation of the Federal Reports on Sustainable Development, which, in accordance with the law of 5 May 1997, is one the missions of the FPB. These Reports include a description and an analysis of the present situation, policy assessments and prospective scenarios for sustainable development.
In the drafting of the Reports, she is responsible for the themes of health (environmental health, occupational health, health and ageing, etc.) and gender (equality between men and women), including their interaction with other social, environmental, economic and institutional issues.
She is also responsible for the French edition of texts published by the TFSD and improves the consistency, readability and form of texts written by experts with different academic backgrounds.