Jos Delbeke

Senior Adviser, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission & part-time Professor, EUI & KU Leuven


Jos Delbeke is Senior Adviser at the European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission, and part-time Professor at the EUI in Florence and at KU Leuven in Belgium. He is former Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action. Delbeke has been responsible for developing the EU’s international climate change strategy and was the EU’s chief negotiator at the UN climate conferences. He has developed EU legislation on cars and fuels, the Emissions Trading System, effort-sharing, integrated governance, air quality, chemicals and emissions from industrial installations. In 2015, Mr Delbeke co-authored a book: “EU Climate Policy Explained”.