Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Co-President

Club of Rome, Belgium

Sandrine Dixson-Decleve is an international and European climate, energy, sustainable development, sustainable finance, complex systems thought leader. She is currently the Co-President of the Club of Rome and divides her time between lecturing, facilitating difficult conversations and advisory work. She currently Chairs the European Commission, Expert Group on Economic and Societal Impact of Research & Innovation (ESIR) and sits on several Boards & Advisory Boards including Climate KIC, Laudes Foundation, Imperial College Leonardo Centre, EDP, BMW, UCB and is a Senior Associate and faculty member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).  In addition, she is an Ambassador, for the Energy Transition Commission (ETC) and the Well Being Alliance (WeAll) and a Fellow of the World Academy of Science & Art. In 2017 Sandrine co-founded the Women Enablers Change Agent Network (WECAN).

Recognitions and previous positions include: Sandrine recently published “Quel Monde Pour Demain” lucpire editions 2021  and “Earth for All: A survival guide for humanity”. 2022 She was recognised by GreenBiz as one of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low carbon economy and promoting green business. She has spent her career working with and bringing together business leaders, policy makers, academia and NGO’s to unpack complex challenges.

Until recently, Sandrine was on the European Commissions Sustainable Finance Platform and Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Expert Group, Assembly Member, Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Mission (European Commission, DGR&I) and chaired the UCL Bartlett School of Environment Energy & Resources Advisory Board. She was Chief Partnership Officer for UNSEforAll, and Director of the Prince of Wales’ Climate Leaders Group and the European Office of CISL. Over her 33 year career, she has advised HRH The Prince of Wales, Members of the European Parliament, European Commission President’s, Commissioners and officials, Governments in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, international organizations (OPEC, ADB, OECD, UNEP, USAID, UNFCCC, IEA) and business leaders of large international, European and African companies. Sandrine was Vice Chair, European Biofuels Technology Platform 2008-2016; Board member, We Mean Business 2014-2016 and the Sustainability Advisory Board of the Oil and Gas major Sasol from 2007-2010. She was also a Member of The Guardian’s Sustainable Business Advisory Board. She continues to advise policy and business leaders from across the globe.

Education:

  • Sc., Environmental Sciences with honours, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • A. International Relations with honours & B.A. French with honours, University of California at Davis, California, U.S.A
  • Courses on European Integration Law and Economics, l’Institut d’Études Européenne Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Speaking engagement and Publications:

TED Countdown and TEDx: The Sustainable Future series. Sandrine recently released a joint intergenerational book on the future “Quel Monde Pour Deman” lucpire éditions and has published reports, numerous articles, OpEd’s, book chapters and given presentations and lectures on planetary and climate tipping points, the Planetary Emergency, well being and new economic models, green growth and competitiveness, energy, sustainable development, transport, conventional and alternative fuel quality legislation as well as on trade & environment.