Luc Bas, Director of the EU Representative Office IUCN. Mr Bas will be the Moderator of breakout session E) The threat to nature.
Luc Bas is the Director of IUCN European Union Representative Office in Brussels representing the IUCN Secretariat and providing leadership and guidance for all activities undertaken within the European Union context.
Prior to this, Luc was European Director of The Climate Group in Brussels, working with business and government to reach more ambitious EU climate policy 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 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 Belgium Federal Council, as well as various interregional networks.
Luc holds a Masters degree in industrial engineering and postgraduate degrees in both environmental science and international politics, and he is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French.