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Biography

Jeremy Wates has served as Secretary General of the EEB, Europe’s largest federation of environmental citizens’ organizations, since May 2011. Prior to taking up his present post, he worked for more than a decade as Secretary to the Aarhus Convention with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, having previously led the NGO campaign for such a treaty and then coordinated the input from civil society organizations into the Aarhus negotiations. In the 1980s, Jeremy founded the Irish environmental organization Earthwatch and led the organization for more than a decade. He holds an MA Honours Degree in Philosophy and Social & Political Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.