Geneviève Pons
Geneviève Pons
Director General and Vice President

Geneviève Pons was in charge of environmental and climate matters in Mr. Jacques Delors’ Cabinet during his last two mandates as President of the European Commission (EC) (1991-1995). She thereafter held several management positions at the EC. In 2013, Geneviève was appointed Director of the ILO’s Legal Service, and in June of 2015 as Director of the WWF’s European Office. From November 2017 until December 2019, she headed Jacques Delors Institute’s Brussels Office. In January 2020, she was appointed as the head of Europe Jacques Delors (AISBL), 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 an active member of Ocean Unite and of the Antarctica2020 coalition, which aims to protect the vast marine areas around Antarctica.  

She is a member of the European Commission’s Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters, chaired by Pascal Lamy.  Since 2019, alongside Pascal Lamy and Pierre Leturcq, Geneviève has published a series of articles on trade and the environment, which are available here.

She is also the 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

“Free allowances have demonstrated their incapacity to trigger decarbonization” - Gen...

“Free allowances have demonstrated their incapacity to trigger decarbonization” - Gen...

Publication | Event Report
27 July 2021
GT6 - Towards a European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

GT6 - Towards a European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Publication | Paper
8 July 2021
Celebrating international support for Marine Protected Areas Around the Antarctic

Celebrating international support for Marine Protected Areas Around the Antarctic

Publication |
4 July 2021
Inauguration of the European flag

Inauguration of the European flag

Publication | Event Report
9 June 2021

Media

International cooperation essential for EU carbon border tax, say experts

International cooperation essential for EU carbon border tax, say experts

Media | Article
22 July 2021

ENDS EUROPE

Newsletter(JULY 2021): Fit for 55 - High hopes, big challenges

Newsletter(JULY 2021): Fit for 55 - High hopes, big challenges

Media | Newsletter
15 July 2021

Europe Jacques Delors

“Keeping free allowances in ETS does not encourage sectors that benefit from them to ...

“Keeping free allowances in ETS does not encourage sectors that benefit from them to ...

Media | Article
15 July 2021

agence europe

L’Europe amorce son « big bang » climatique

L’Europe amorce son « big bang » climatique

Media | Article
14 July 2021

Climatico

Events

6 October 2021

Event: Illustrating the relevance of Mission Resto...

22 July 2021
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Public Webinar “Towards a European Carbon Border A...

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