- Director of European Programmes and International States and Regions
Director of European Programmes and International States and Regions
Before joining The Climate Group, Luc was an adviser on international sustainable development policies to both the Belgium Federal and Flemish Governments. He was a representative for the Government at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, the OECD national SD experts panel, and the Belgium Federal Council, and also at various interregional networks on sustainable development.
After serving as a member of the Belgium delegation at the UN World Summit in Johannesburg in 2002, Luc introduced and chaired the first Flemish interdepartmental commission on sustainable development to prepare a national sustainable development strategy, as committed to in the Johannesburg Declaration.
As a special adviser to the Federal State Secretary on Sustainable Development, Luc had a lead in introducing a Sustainable Development Impact Assessment procedure for all federal government decisions. He also prepared the cabinet's positions on EU energy policy.
Luc represents The Climate Group in Brussels and is involved in different working groups and business initiatives to encourage more ambitious EU-climate policy.
He also coordinates European activity on The Climate Group’s Clean Revolution campaign. He recruited some of the most significant subnational governments leading on climate change to The Climate Group’s States and Regions Alliance for which he also is the International Director, since 2011.
Luc holds a Masters degree in industrial engineering and postgraduate degrees in both environmental science and international politics.
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