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 Antarctica2030 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 in 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

Towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and cooperative EU agricultural trade: Lessons...

Towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and cooperative EU agricultural trade: Lessons...

Publication | Policy brief
23 May 2024
GT16 – Turning the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism into a green development t...

GT16 – Turning the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism into a green development t...

Publication | Policy brief
29 April 2024
Next steps for the High Seas Treaty

Next steps for the High Seas Treaty

Publication | Policy brief
16 April 2024
Manifesto for a European Ocean Pact

Manifesto for a European Ocean Pact

Publication | Article
15 April 2024

News

Between a rock and a hard place: the EU’s conundrum on the Deforestation Regulation

Between a rock and a hard place: the EU’s conundrum on the Deforestation Regulation

News | Blog Post
4 June 2024
Six recommandations pour réussir la transformation du secteur agro-alimentaire europé...

Six recommandations pour réussir la transformation du secteur agro-alimentaire europé...

News | Blog Post
31 May 2024
Newsletter EJD May 2024

Newsletter EJD May 2024

News | Newsletter
31 May 2024
What should the EU do to keep its sustainability agenda after the European elections?

What should the EU do to keep its sustainability agenda after the European elections?

News | Blog Post
6 May 2024

Media

Good Morning Business, spéciale "élections européennes"

Good Morning Business, spéciale "élections européennes"

Media | TV emission
10 June 2024

BFM Business

Genevieve Pons: the victory of the extreme right is no surprise.

Genevieve Pons: the victory of the extreme right is no surprise.

Media | TV emission
9 June 2024
Commerce international : un "pacte vert" aux effets contre-productifs ?

Commerce international : un "pacte vert" aux effets contre-productifs ?

Media | Article
6 June 2024

RSEDATANEWS

Visite de Macron en Allemagne : Paris-Berlin, l'entente obligée ?

Visite de Macron en Allemagne : Paris-Berlin, l'entente obligée ?

Media | TV emission
28 May 2024

France24

Events

13 March 2024
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Open Strategic Autonomy and sustainability of the ...

12 March 2024
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The Critical Raw Materials Act, geopolitics and su...

Europe Jacques Delors and Brunswick Group welcome you to the sixth edition of our webinar series on ...

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