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WWF European Policy Programme

Identification number in the register: 1414929419-24
Registration date: 23/09/2008 15:46:19

The information on this entity was last modified on: 01/07/2015 10:11:21
The date of the last annual update was: 05/02/2015 11:43:13
Next update due latest on: 05/02/2017

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

WWF European Policy Programme



    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

avenue de Tervurenlaan, 168
P.O. box: 20
Brussels 1150

(+32)2 743 88 00

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Geneviève Pons-Deladrière


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Geneviève Pons-Deladrière


    Goals / remit


WWF's ultimate goal is to stop the degradation of our planet, building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, through:
• preserving genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity
• ensuring that the use of natural resources is sustainable both now and in the longer term, for the benefit of all life on Earth
• promoting action to reduce pollution and wasteful consumption to a minimum

  • European
  • global

    Specific activities covered by the Register

The WWF European Policy Office is active in the following policy areas:

Climate & Energy:
- European Emissions Trading System
- 2030 climate and energy framework
- 2020 climate and energy framework

Natural resources:
- EU Timber Regulation (EUTR)
- Policy measures against deforestation
- Action plan on Forest Law Enforcement,

Governance and trade (FLEGT)
- Water Framework Directive (WFD)
- The 2020 EU Biodiversity Strategy
- Fitness Check and implementation of Natura 2000 (Birds and Habitats Directives)
- Sustainable food
- Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Fisheries and marine conservation:
- Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)
- European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
- Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fisheries (IUU) Regulation

External development and finance:
- Post 2015 EU and global sustainable development framework
- Joint Africa-EU Strategy
- EU- China Strategic partnership; China’s trade in natural resources

Greening economies:
- Europe 2020 strategy
- EU semester
- European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
- European Investment Bank (EIB)
- European Structural and Investment Funds (Cohesion Policy)

Climate & Energy:
- WWF creates awareness as to how EU’s coal-fired power plants are undermining the EU its climate efforts, and WWF has published a report together with other NGOs titled ‘Europe’s Dirty 30’.
- For the 2030 climate and energy framework, WWF aims to secure prioritisation for renewable energy and energy efficiency. To this end WWF has produced various briefing and position papers to inform decision makers, these are accessible here.

Natural resources:
- WWF EPO closely follows the implementation of the EUTR and FLEGT, and published a Government Barometer in August 2014, assessing EU Member States’ efforts to tackle illegal logging.
- WWF chairs the European Habitats Forum (EHF) which assembles leading European nature conservation organisations to provide advice to the European Commission on the implementation and future development of EU biodiversity policy, including improving integration into sectorial policies.
- Through the LiveWell for LIFE project, WWF promoted sustainable food at the European Parliament via a series of cooking demonstrations on healthy and sustainable diets between October and December 2014 and a LiveWell menu is now available at the European Parliament Members’ restaurant. A conference wrapping up the project was held in December 2014 and final recommendations report was published summarizing the key findings of the 3 years’ project. As an observer in the EU High-level Forum for a Better-Functioning Food Supply chain WWF also actively supported a new working group on a sustainable food chain, including in the development of a joint declaration issued in April available here.

Fisheries and marine conservation:
- WWF was intensely involved in the reform of the CFP, and is now monitoring its implementation. Emphasis has now expanded as well to support the effective implementation of the EU IUU Regulation. For press reactions on these topics, see here.

External development and finance:
- WWF actively works globally and across EU on the global framework for sustainable development post 2015. WWF is also leading a Concord-Beyond 2015 task force on the topic. CONCORD’s positions can be found here. Further information on WWF specific publications related to external development can be found here.

Greening economies:
- WWF provides annually input to both the Commission and the Member States for the European Semester process as well as inputs to the Europe 2020 Strategy review. A report with recommendations for sustainable economies in Europe will be published early 2015. WWF furthermore provides inputs to the establishment of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and to the EIB climate policy review.

Public Affairs:
- Following the institutional changes in the European Parliament and Commission in 2014, WWF EPO engages with decision makers to make them aware of our key environmental asks for the new legislature. A set of action plans in all policy areas covered by WWF EPO were produced, published and distributed via e.g. Additionally, by focussing on the annual Commission Work Programme, WWF aims to further promote its policy asks.

WWF EPO’s communication activities relative to its advocacy work at EU level include:
- a regularly updated website ( with over 10,000 unique visitors per month and a strong social media presence (@WWFEU) of over 9,000 followers on Twitter
- WWF N(EU)WS, an external monthly newsletter delivered to over 3,000 decision-makers which can be found here.
- organisation of a TEDxWWF conference in Brussels in October 2014 attracting over 300 key decision makers, plus over 1,000 additional viewers via livestream
- launch and promotion of WWF’s bi-annual Living Planet Report 2014.
- launch of the WWF Eco-guide - full of useful easy tips and tools to help us travel, work, eat, heat our house, manage our bank account in a more sustainable way.



- EU Domestic Advisory Group (EU DAG) established under the Trade and Sustainable Development Title of the EU-Colombia / Peru Trade Agreement
- Consultation Forum under Article18 of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC)
- Pelagic Advisory Council
- Market Advisory Council (expression of interest and application sent only)

- DG REGIO “Structured dialogue on European Structural and Investment Funds” (ESFI – Cohesion Policy)
- EU Policy Forum for Development (DG DEVCO)
- EU Expert Group on Biodiversity and Development (DG DEVCO and DG ENV)
- DG Agriculture Civil Dialogue Groups on Forestry and Cork; Quality and Promotion; the Common Agricultural Policy; Environment and climate change; Rural Development; International aspects of agriculture; and Direct payments and greening.
- Expert Group for Markets and Trade in Fisheries and Aquaculture Products
- EU ad hoc expert group on Sustainable Forest Management Criteria
- Natura 2000 Management Expert Group
- Strategic Coordination Group on the Water Framework Directive and Working Groups Ecological Flow; Programme of Measures; Agriculture; Floods; Economics
- Coordination Group on Biodiversity and Nature (CGBN)
- MAES Working Group
- Marine Natura 2000 Expert Group
- Monitoring and Reporting Natura 2000 Expert Group



Geneviève Pons-Deladrière – Director
Andrea Kohl – Deputy Director
Jean Shearn – PA to the Director

Public Affairs:
Tycho Vandermaesen – Public Affairs Officer
Rebecca Humphries - Public Affairs Assistant

Dale Chadwick – Operations Director
Florence Mouné – Office Manager
Diana Rubini – Secretary/Receptionist
Denis Portaels – IT administrator
Laurence Jacques – Finance & Admin Assistant

Communications and Media:
Stefania Campogianni – Senior Communications and Media Officer
Audrey Gueudet – Press & Communications Officer, Climate and Energy
Florence Danthine - Communications Assistant
Alba Malaga Homs - Communications and New Media Officer
Anthony Field - EU Advocacy Campaign Manager

Climate and Energy:
Jason Anderson – Head of Unit
Sam Van den Plas – Climate & Energy Policy Officer
Imke Lübbeke – Senior Renewable Energy Policy Officer
Arianna Vitali – Policy Officer Energy Conservation
Adam White – Research Coordinator
Darek Urbaniak – Energy Policy Officer
Leia Achampong - Climate & Energy Assistant

Natural Resources:
Andreas Baumüller – Head of Unit
Anke Schulmeister – Senior Forest Policy Officer
Erik Gerritsen – Biodiversity and Freshwater Policy Officer
Rita Santos – Senior Marine & Fisheries Policy Officer
Eszter Hidas – Transparent Seas Policy Officer
Martina Mlinaric- Senior Biodiversity & Water Policy Officer
Alberto Arroyo – Biodiversity Policy Advisor

EU Development and Finance:
Sally Nicholson – Manager EU Development Policy and Finance
Emilie Van der Henst – EU Development Policy and Funding Officer
Margherita Solca – EU Development Policy and Funding Officer
Tatiana Lambin – Development and Finance Assistant

Green Economy:
Sebastien Godinot - Economist
Jan Vandermosten - Sustainable Finance Policy Officer
Lise Devaux – Green Economy and Natural Resources Assistant

China-Africa Trade (Hosted Unit):
Guido Broekhoven – Regional Manager China-Africa Trade

Global Climate Energy Initiative (Hosted Unit):
Stephan Singer – Head Global Energy Policy
Evelyne Parca – Hub Administrator
Milan Kooijman – Climate Savers Coordinator

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

50%: 22   25%: 7




    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Sébastien GODINOT 29/01/2016 27/01/2017
Eszter HIDAS 27/11/2015 26/11/2016
Rebecca HUMPHRIES 27/11/2015 26/11/2016
Andrea KOHL 29/01/2016 27/01/2017
Rita Maria LOPES SANTOS 29/09/2015 23/09/2016
Imke LÜBEKKE 27/11/2015 26/11/2016
Martina MLINARIC 29/01/2016 27/01/2017
Genevieve PONS DELADRIERE 11/07/2015 09/07/2016
Sam VAN DEN PLAS 29/01/2016 27/01/2017
Tycho VANDERMAESEN 29/09/2015 23/09/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation



Green G10:
Act for Europe:
European Habitats Forum:
Friends of Europe:
Concord: (associate member)

    Financial data

07/2013  -  06/2014

1,000,000 € - 1,249,999 €

4,336,650 €

657,014 €

0 €


657,014 €

European Commission

0 €

0 €

657,014 €

3,679,636 €

884,874 €

2,794,762 €

WWF has followed the guidelines of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU, when estimating the annual costs related to the activities covered by the register.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
WWF has a conflict of interest policy whereby every employee has to declare annually if any potential conflicts exist.