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Antonia Gawel

Head of Climate Change, World Economic Forum Deputy Head of the Centre of Nature and Climate and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Gawel is Head of Climate Change at the World Economic Forum and serves as Deputy Head of the Centre for Nature and Climate. In this role she oversees the Forum’s climate strategy and flagship initiatives including the CEO Climate Leaders and First Movers Coalition (FMC).

Over the past eight years with the Forum, Gawel has led the launch of major public-private collaborations across the climate and circular economy agendas including the FMC, the Global Plastics Action Partnership, the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, among others. Prior to joining the Forum, she worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) where she was responsible for IEA’s work on monitoring and evaluating clean energy progress as part of the Clean Energy Ministerial and G-20 processes. Before this, Gawel was Deputy Director of Energy and Climate at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and she has also worked in Bhutan as an adviser across the ASEAN region on environment and clean energy.

Gawel holds a Master’s in Environmental Planning, Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.