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.  

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

Navigating the European Green Deal: Business and the Sustainability Transition

Navigating the European Green Deal: Business and the Sustainability Transition

Publication | Article
8 April 2021
American Extraterritorial Sanctions: did someone say European Strategic Autonomy?

American Extraterritorial Sanctions: did someone say European Strategic Autonomy?

Publication | Paper
22 March 2021
Jacques Delors explores our new website!

Jacques Delors explores our new website!

Publication | Editorial
7 February 2021
BIDEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT: FROM EXPECTATION TO ACTION

BIDEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT: FROM EXPECTATION TO ACTION

Publication | Policy brief
16 December 2020

Media

RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

Media | TV emission
14 April 2021
STARFISH2030: Restoration of marine and aquatic ecosystems in the European Union

STARFISH2030: Restoration of marine and aquatic ecosystems in the European Union

Media | Article
4 April 2021
NEWSLETTER (MARCH 2021) CBAM: ADDRESSING THE EU's FIRST MOVER DISADVANTAGE IN 3D...

NEWSLETTER (MARCH 2021) CBAM: ADDRESSING THE EU's FIRST MOVER DISADVANTAGE IN 3D...

Media | Editorial
30 March 2021
Could a Carbon Border Tax Help Fight Climate Change?

Could a Carbon Border Tax Help Fight Climate Change?

Media | Article
28 February 2021

Events

26 May 2021

Ocean Pitch Challenge

The Ocean Pitch Challenge will reward innovative ocean protection solutions. Organized by RespectOce...

7 April 2021
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Growing Green: with MEP Pascal Canfin and Francesc...

How can businesses recover sustainably under the European Green Deal? Part II of our webinar series ...

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