Geneviève Pons
Geneviève Pons
Director General and Vice President EJD

Geneviève Pons was in charge of environmental and climate matters in Mr. Jacques Delors’ Cabinet during his last mandates as President of the European Commission (EC) (1991-1995). She is an Honorary Director of the EC where she held several management positions before becoming Director of the ILO’s Legal Service in 2013, and Director of the WWF’s European Office in 2015. From November 2017, she heads Europe Jacques Delors, the latest in the family of think tanks carrying on Jacques Delors’ European vision. She is a graduate from Sciences Po Paris, the Sorbonne, and ENA.  

Genevieve is considered by Politico as one of the most influential women in Brussels, notably in the field of environment. She is a member of the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters, chaired by Pascal Lamy. She is co-chair with Pascal Lamy of the Antarctica2020 coalition, which aims to protect vast marine areas around Antarctica. She is also co-chair with Sébastien Treyer (IDDRI) of Ifremer Stakeholders Committee.

She is also Vice President of Transparency International Europe, and a member of the jury for the European Book Prize.  

Geneviève Pons is a Knight of the Legion of Honour.   


Publications

Environment and International Trade: The New European Posture

Environment and International Trade: The New European Posture

Publication
15 January 2023
GT12 – Make-or-break: Including Multilateral Environmental Agreements as “essential e...

GT12 – Make-or-break: Including Multilateral Environmental Agreements as “essential e...

Publication | Paper
4 December 2022
GRAPE 4 – Deforestation-free agri-food supply chains: will the new EU regulation be u...

GRAPE 4 – Deforestation-free agri-food supply chains: will the new EU regulation be u...

Publication | Paper
10 October 2022
GT10 – EU Corporate due  diligence proposal: game changer or paper tiger?

GT10 – EU Corporate due diligence proposal: game changer or paper tiger?

Publication | Policy brief
24 July 2022

News

Season's Greetings Newsletter

Season's Greetings Newsletter

News | Newsletter
6 January 2023
Newsletter EJD December 2022

Newsletter EJD December 2022

News | Newsletter
22 December 2022
Early reactions to the EU’s agreement on the implementation of a European Carbon Bord...

Early reactions to the EU’s agreement on the implementation of a European Carbon Bord...

News | Paper
19 December 2022
Newsletter EJD November 2022

Newsletter EJD November 2022

News | Newsletter
24 November 2022

Media

Suède : une présidence du Conseil de l’UE sous le signe du verdissement de l’industri...

Suède : une présidence du Conseil de l’UE sous le signe du verdissement de l’industri...

Media | Interview
15 January 2023
EU plans world’s first carbon border tax despite trade dispute fears

EU plans world’s first carbon border tax despite trade dispute fears

Media
13 December 2022
Climat: l'UE adopte une "taxe carbone" à ses frontières

Climat: l'UE adopte une "taxe carbone" à ses frontières

Media
12 December 2022
Acuerdo en la UE para adoptar un impuesto fronterizo sobre el carbono

Acuerdo en la UE para adoptar un impuesto fronterizo sobre el carbono

Media
12 December 2022

Events

23 June 2022
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Food security and sustainability: two sides of the...

Brunswick Group and Europe Jacques Delors invite you to join the fifth edition of our webinar series...

28 March 2022
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Time for a new sustainability agenda for EU trade ...

This webinar is an opportunity to hear the perspectives of key stakeholders from different sectors o...

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