Damian Ludewig Interim Managing Director

Damian Ludewig

Damian Ludewig is an economist. He joined GBE as managing director at the beginning of 2017. Previously he led Green Budget Germany for 7 years as managing director and is now member of its advisory board. He is also a member of the board of extractive industries transparency initiative Germany (D-EITI), of the curatorship of the institute for solidary modernitiy (Institut solidarische Moderne, ISM) and co-editor of movum – letters of transformation. He worked as associate lecturer at the Leuphana university of Lüneburg and was a member of the board of climate alliance Germany and of the German League for Nature and Environment (DNR). At GBE he covers strategic and organisational development, fundraising, finance and HR.

Constanze Adolf Executive Director

Constanze Adolf

GBE Vice Director Constanze Adolf is of German nationality and holds a PhD in EU public affairs. She joined Green Budget Europe in 2012. Soon after, Constanze set up the Brussels office to bring GBE closer to key decision-makers at the head of the EU and to facilitate more in-depth and influential advocacy activities. Her policy focus is the European Semester process for economic policy coordination and the Energy Union. Constanze is also the co-founder of a European think tank on sustainable development as well as a guest lecturer at several universities in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Constanze has published in the field of sustainable finance and environmental economics, including a number of independent and joint articles for the International Tax Review.

Jacqueline Cottrell Senior Policy Advisor

Jacqueline Cottrell

Jacqueline Cottrell is Senior Policy Advisor to GBE, and has worked with GBE from its inception in 2008. Jacqueline works as an environmental policy consultant for numerous international organisations, including GIZ, the German development agency, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development, and has worked for GBE’s founder organisation, FÖS, since 2004. Jacqueline has published widely in the field of environmental economic policy, as co-editor of Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol VI (Oxford University Press 2009), lead author of Green Revenues for Green Energy (IISD and CNREC 2013), and as contributor to Paying the Polluter (Edward Elgar 2014). Jacqueline has an M.A. in International Peace and Security and is on the international programme committee of the Global Conference on Environmental Taxation.

Rozan Consten Policy Officer

Rozan Consten

Rozan joined Green Budget Europe in 2014. Before that she worked for the Brussels office of the Pew Environment Group as the outreach associate for the successful OCEAN2012 campaign on the reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy. In that capacity, she spearheaded internal coordination and outreach. Rozan is Dutch and holds a BA and an MA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht.

Bridget Farrell Office Manager & Policy Officer

Bridget Farrell

Bridget acted as coordinator of the Irish national umbrella body of environmental NGOs, now known as the Irish Environmental Network, in Dublin for five years up until 2010. This involved responsibility for office management, project coordination and distribution of funding. She lived in France for the last six years, and has most recently worked as a freelance journalist and editor. She holds an MA in Russian and French from Cambridge University.

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