Full Name
Antonia Gawel
Job Title
Head, Climate Action; Member of the Executive Committee
World Economic Forum Geneva
Speaker Bio
Antonia acts as Deputy Head of the Forum’s Centre for Nature & Climate and is also responsible for its Climate Action Platform and Innovation and Circular Economy programmes. In these capacities, she has been responsible for scaling major public private partnerships, including 2030Vision, which aims to fast-track progress on the global goals through 4IR technology. She built the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy – drawing together over 80 Ministers, CEO and experts to fast-track circular economy implementation; the Global Plastics Action Partnership; and Scale360, focused on circular economy innovation.

Prior to joining the Forum, Antonia worked in Bhutan as an advisor on environment and clean energy; the International Energy Agency (IEA)

where she was responsible for IEA’s leading clean energy policy input to the Clean Energy Ministerial and G-20 processes. She was also formerly Deputy Director, Energy and Climate, at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development; In 2006, selected for the “Young Canadian Leaders for a Sustainable Future” programme of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Planning, Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and an Hon. BA in Economics from the University of Toronto.
Antonia Gawel