- Alternate Representative to the GGC.
- GGC Member since November 2015.
- Member of Ecolo, Belgium.
Co-chair of the European Green Party. Local Councillor in Brussles. Former Minister of Climate and Environment in Belgium. Journalist from 1980 to 1989. Member Parliament from 1989 onwards. Fluent in Dutch, French and English. Former Co-president of the Belgian Green party Ecolo from 2002 to 2004, Minister for Environment, Energy, Urban Regeneration, Youth and Aid to Individuals from 2004 to 2014. Sat in the European Environment Council, and participated in all the COP meetings as a negotiator since 2004. Launched the “Brussels, Green European Capital” project, contributed to the Committee of Regions on questions of energy and sustainable cities. Vice-president of two city-networks from 2010 to 2015, Energycities and ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability). Party: Ecolo.