As we enter a new political cycle for the EU, it is worth pondering whether environmental risks and scarcities feature high enough on Europe’s security agenda.
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A gifted researcher and passionate advocate, Céline Charveriat has over 15 years’ worth of experience in influencing debates, policies, and practices in the field of sustainable development and climate change. She is the Executive Director at IEEP since 2016.
Céline Charveriat began her career in Washington DC as a researcher at the Peterson Institute and the Inter-American Development Bank. She worked for over 10 years with Oxfam International. She first represented the agency at the WTO and managed its Make Trade Fair campaign, including its landmark advocacy on agricultural export subsidies and domestic support. Her distinctive contribution in this field was highlighted by former Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Amorim in his personal memoirs. In 2011, she became Oxfam’s Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, based in Brussels, where focusing her high-level representation duties on the issue of European climate change policy and COP21. Céline Charveriat was recently named by Euractiv as the 30th most influential person on EU’s Energy Union policy.
A French National, she was based in multiple countries, including in the United States, the UK, Switzerland, Australia and now Belgium, and has a rich experience of working together with civil society, governments and the private sector in Africa, Asia and Latin America on multiple issues such as trade, climate change to primary commodities and supply chains.
Under her leadership, Oxfam expanded its worldwide influencing network, most recently with the opening of a China-Africa platform in Addis Ababa. Oxfam also successfully reframed the terms of the debate on the issue of inequality, with its signature fact of “62 people owning as much as the poorest half of the world's population”. Finally, Oxfam became the third most influential NGO in the area of climate change according to a 2015 poll of sustainability analysts (Globescan).
Céline Charveriat is currently the Chair of the Board of the Climate Action Network in Europe.
This analysis by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) compares President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen’s proposed political guidelines to the latest evidence on the state of Europe’s environment.
The newly elected European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has pledged a Green Deal for Europe in her first 100 days in office. Last year, we asked sustainability experts from all over Europe for policy recommendations. Here is what a Green Deal that's aligned with SDGs should look like.
Following French president Emmanuel Macron’s decision to rethink a carbon tax on vehicle fuel in the face of widespread protests, Celine Charveriat and Emma Watkins consider what lessons policymakers should learn from the gilets jaunes affair.
The EU risks missing out on the opportunity to take a leadership role in the implementation of SDGs domestically and globally. This paper maps the action needed to step up the delivery of the 2030 Sustainability Agenda by the EU at the global level. The paper is part of the Think2030 initiative launched by IEEP and partners in 2018.