Luc Bas

Director European Regional Office

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Biography

Currently Luc is the European Regional Director for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature(IUCN), representing the Union at the EU institutions, managing the Office and staff and leading the EU PolicyProgram of IUCN. The Brussels office is also responsible for the wider European Program Development and has project and membership responsibilities.

Luc has worked as an Adviser on international sustainable development policies in both the Belgium Federal and Flemish Governments and represented the Government at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, the OECD national SD experts panel, the Belgium Federal Council, and at various interregional networks on sustainable development. 

After serving as a member of the Belgium delegation at the UN World Summit in Johannesburg in 2002, he introduced and chaired the first Flemish interdepartmental commission on sustainable development to prepare a national sustainable development strategy, as committed to in the Johannesburg Declaration. 

As a special adviser to the Federal State Secretary on Sustainable Development, he had a lead in the introduction of a Sustainable Development Impact Assessment procedure for all federal government decisions and prepared the cabinet's positions on EU energy policy. 

From 2008 to 2013 he represented The Climate Group in Brussels, was involved in different working groups and business initiatives to encourage more ambitious EU-climate policy and coordinated European activity on The Climate Group’s Clean Revolution campaign. 
Recruited some of the most significant subnational governments leading on climate change to The Climate Group’s States and Regions Alliance for which he also was the International director.

Luc holds a Masters degree in industrial engineering and postgraduate degrees in both environmental science and international politics and regularly frees up his mind as a drummer in a few projects.

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