West Europe & Mediterranean

CEESP's regional work in Europe will support the implementation of the IUCN European Regional Program and focus on two key areas: 1) supporting the development of a genuine sustainable finance system, and 2) working to halt illegal deforestation globally. We will represent and coordinate IUCN’s input to the EU Commission’s multi-stakeholder platform to tackle global deforestation and forest degradation.

Mr Luc BAS

Regional Vice Chair, Europe

Currently Luc is Head of Coordination, Networks and Strategy for the European Environment Agency Before that Luc was the Director of the IUCN European Regional Office ...

Regional Vice Chair, Europe

Currently Luc is Head of Coordination, Networks and Strategy for the European Environment Agency Before that Luc was the Director of the IUCN European Regional Office, which is also the EU Representative Office of IUCN, in Brussels since 2013. He provided leadership and guidance for all activities undertaken within the European Region(involving over 360 IUCN Government and NGO members) and represented the IUCN Secretariat towards the EU institutions. Among other specific activities this included; informing decision-making through IUCN’s knowledge on topics such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Red Lists, Protected Area management, Natural Capital and promoting the use of nature-based solutions across different sectors. Prior to this, Luc was European Director of The Climate Group in Brussels, working with business and government to reach more ambitious EU climate policies and prepare for a true energy transition. As International Director of The Climate Group’s States and Regions Alliance, he established one of the most significant networks of sub-national governments leading on climate change. Through Luc's leadership the Alliance, recently renamed the Under 2°C Coalition, has now a functioning governance structure, involves leaders of governments from all over the world, and uses its technical working groups to feed into the decision making at all levels. Luc also worked as adviser on international sustainable development policies for both the Belgian Federal and Flemish Governments, representing them at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, the OECD national Sustainable Development expert panel, the EU Council, the Belgium Federal Council, as well as various interregional networks.

Tommaso Demozzi

Tommaso DEMOZZI

Deputy Regional Vice Chair, West Europe & Mediterranean I am a 26 years old young professional from Italy. Graduated cum laude both in the bachelor in International Sciences and Diplomacy from the ...

Deputy Regional Vice Chair, West Europe & Mediterranean I am a 26 years old young professional from Italy. Graduated cum laude both in the bachelor in International Sciences and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste and in the master in Environmental Policy at Wageningen University & Research. Currently working as Junior Policy Assistant in the IUCN European Regional Office on biodiversity policy, sustainable agriculture, and circular economy. At IUCN, I support the Head of Policy and Programme in his daily work, follow the EU and international policy debate, contribute to the development of several reports and participate in a number of high-level stakeholder groups. Since two years I am an active member of the European Chapter of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network where I coordinated the development of the Destination 2030 policy brief booklet.