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 (1991-1995). She is an Honorary Director of the European Commission 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.  

Geneviève is considered by Politico as one of the most influential women in Brussels, notably in the field of environment. She chairs the citizens engagement group of the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters. She co-chairs with Pascal Lamy the Antarctica2020 coalition, which aims to protect vast marine areas around Antarctica. She also co-chairs with Sébastien Treyer (IDDRI), the Ifremer Stakeholders Committee and takes part to the ocean group of the Africa Europe Foundation.

She is a member of the jury for the European Book Prize.  

Geneviève Pons is a Knight of the Legion of Honour.   


Publications

Lessons from the first zero waste island

Lessons from the first zero waste island

Publication | Paper
28 February 2024
Plastics Treaty negotiations: Time for European leadership

Plastics Treaty negotiations: Time for European leadership

Publication | Policy brief
23 February 2024
Chilling realities: Assessing gaps in global leadership to preserve the poles and gla...

Chilling realities: Assessing gaps in global leadership to preserve the poles and gla...

Publication | Policy brief
20 December 2023
Strengthening the control regime: An important step towards more sustainable fisherie...

Strengthening the control regime: An important step towards more sustainable fisherie...

Publication | Policy brief
14 December 2023

News

Launch of the European Ocean Deal initiative building an ambitious EU agenda for the ...

Launch of the European Ocean Deal initiative building an ambitious EU agenda for the ...

News | Article
27 February 2024
Meeting with Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius

Meeting with Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius

News | Article
1 February 2024
Jacques Delors promoteur d’un « nouveau modèle de développement »

Jacques Delors promoteur d’un « nouveau modèle de développement »

News | Article
30 January 2024
Delors’ sustainability triangle as a guide to the EU future

Delors’ sustainability triangle as a guide to the EU future

News | Editorial
30 January 2024

Media

À Landunvez, des scientifiques de l’Ifremer se prononcent sur une aquaculture durable...

À Landunvez, des scientifiques de l’Ifremer se prononcent sur une aquaculture durable...

Media | Article
13 February 2024

Le Télégramme

Aquaculture : « les compétences et les connaissances de l’Ifremer sont de plus en plu...

Aquaculture : « les compétences et les connaissances de l’Ifremer sont de plus en plu...

Media | Interview
12 February 2024

Le Marin

Comment répondre au défi d’une aquaculture marine durable ?

Comment répondre au défi d’une aquaculture marine durable ?

Media | Article
9 February 2024

Breizh-Info

La colère des agriculteurs en Europe

La colère des agriculteurs en Europe

Media
9 February 2024

Events

13 March 2024

Open Strategic Autonomy and sustainability of the ...

31 January 2024
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