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.

Geneviève Pons has published a series of papers, notably on trade and the environment. Her publications are available below.

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

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
GT9 – The EU CBAM  after the French Presidency: a state of play

GT9 – The EU CBAM after the French Presidency: a state of play

Publication | Policy brief
10 July 2022
International ocean governance in need of EU leadership

International ocean governance in need of EU leadership

Publication | Paper
26 June 2022
Europe Jacques Delors welcomes the EP vote on the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechani...

Europe Jacques Delors welcomes the EP vote on the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechani...

Publication | Policy brief
22 June 2022

News

Newsletter EJD September  2022

Newsletter EJD September 2022

News | Newsletter
18 September 2022
Global, Autonomous, Sustainable: The impossible triangle of agri-food value chains

Global, Autonomous, Sustainable: The impossible triangle of agri-food value chains

News | Event Report
5 September 2022
Newsletter EJD June - July 2022

Newsletter EJD June - July 2022

News | Newsletter
12 July 2022
War in Ukraine: what consequences for agri-food supplies in Africa and Europe?

War in Ukraine: what consequences for agri-food supplies in Africa and Europe?

News | Event Report
11 July 2022

Media

Geneviève Pons commented the Speech on the State of the European Union on LN24

Geneviève Pons commented the Speech on the State of the European Union on LN24

Media | Interview
13 September 2022
The Tiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Geneviève Pons and Pascal Lamy at the margins of...

The Tiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Geneviève Pons and Pascal Lamy at the margins of...

Media | Interview
12 September 2022

Tiroler Tageszeitung

Geneviève Pons' editorial for Marine&Océans magazine

Geneviève Pons' editorial for Marine&Océans magazine

Media | Editorial
3 July 2022

Marine&Océans

Guerre en Ukraine et ambitions climatique de l’Union européenne

Guerre en Ukraine et ambitions climatique de l’Union européenne

Media | Interview
27 June 2022

Euronews

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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