Biography

Co-President of The Club of Rome. Over 28 years of European and international policy and strategic experience with a particular focus on EU and international climate change, environmental, sustainability, green growth and energy policy and strategic programme development. Has built from scratch, fundraised and run EU offices and platforms bringing together business leaders, policy makers, academia and NGO’s. Recognised by GreenBiz as one of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low carbon economy and promoting green business. Respected Board member, senior advisor for ClimateKIC, ETC, E3G. Holds several advisory positions within the European Commission including Chair of DG Research & Innovation ESIR (Economic and Societal Implications of Research and Innovation); Co-Chair, Manufacturing Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, and Member Climate Change Mission Assembly. She is also a senior associate and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Introduction In the last 50 years, the biosphere, upon which humanity depends, has been altered to an unparalleled degree[i]. The current economic model relying on fossil resources and addicted to “growth at all costs” is putting at risk not only life on our planet, but also the world’s economy. The need to react to the […]

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