Júlia López Ventura
C40 European Regional Director
Júlia López Ventura is European Regional Director at C40 Cities climate leadership group since 2015, working to support 96 megacities globally achieved the most ambitious climate change goals. Before, she worked for almost a decade at the City of Barcelona, helping its international positioning.
Marine is the director and founder of Next Energy Consumer, a Turin-based policy consultancy focused on the social aspects of the energy and climate transitions. She launched her company to help build a just transition, after having worked as an EU energy rights advocate for many years in Brussels.
Dr. Michael Shank
Dr. Michael Shank is the Communications Director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and Adjunct Faculty at New York University's Center for Global Affairs where he teaches graduate courses on Sustainable Development and Climate Security.
Backed by experiences at the UN and EU, Sébastien strengthened WWF advocacy strategies, contributed to the UN World Water Development Report and drafted recommendations to the European Parliament and the Commission. He took part in COP 21, 23, 24 and 25. He wrote a book chapter on EU Energy Policy.
Thomas is a long term (renewable) energy aficionado. He is closely following the energy transition both in the electricity and heating sectors, and owns a heat pump, a PV power plant and a building in which both peacefully cooperate. He is convinced that a 100% renewable energy system is possible.
Valeria Duflot is an entrepreneur, social innovator, sustainability advocate, tech4good practitioner, as well as a speaker and advisor. She is dedicating her life to making a positive impact by inventing solutions to our biggest challenges and helping others be successful at achieving their mission.