Meet the Energy Leader: Madam Laurence Tubiana
13 April 2022 15:00 till 16:00 | Add to my calendar
Madam Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and a Professor at Sciences Po, Paris
Wednesday April 13, 2022
Moderator: Professor Kornelis Blok, chair TU Delft Energy Initiative
"The European Green Deal is a peace project"
Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine is a humanitarian catastrophe, a denial of state sovereignty, and an explicit assault on European values. It further undermines the EU's decarbonisation goals, all while highlighting its imperative. While European leaders face critical choices in consequence, they must not let a war effort define what is ultimately a project of peace, and a bulwark of stability for the geopolitical order.
Laurence Tubiana is CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and a Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. She previously chaired the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD), as well as the Board at Expertise France (The French public agency for international technical assistance). Before joining the ECF, Laurence was France’s Climate Change Ambassador and Special Representative for COP21, and as such a key architect of the landmark Paris Agreement. Following COP21 and through COP22, she was appointed UN High-Level Champion for climate action.
Laurence brings decades of expertise. From 1997—2002, she served as Senior Adviser on the Environment to the French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. From 2009—2010, she created and led the newly established Directorate for Global Public Goods at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She founded in 2002 and directed until 2014 the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). She has held academic positions including Sciences Po and as Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. She has been a member of numerous boards and scientific committees, including the Chinese Committee on the Environment and International Development (CCICED).
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