Antonia Gawel

Head, Climate Change; Deputy Head, Centre for Nature & Climate; ExCo Member, World Economic Forum

Antonia 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 wider climate strategy and key flagship initiatives and communities including the CEO Climate Leaders and First Movers Coalition (FMC). Over the past eight years with the Forum, she 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), responsible for IEA’s work on monitoring and evaluating clean energy progress as input to the Clean Energy Ministerial and G-20 processes. Before this, she was Deputy Director of Energy and Climate at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and also worked in Bhutan as an adviser across the ASEAN region on environment and clean energy, among other roles. She 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.

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