Erica Hope

Erica Hope_bigErica joined the ECF in 2013 and is currently based in the Governance and Law team, leading ECF’s ‘2050 task force’: a cross-thematic programme of work designed to realise European commitments to net zero emissions by mid-century.

Until September 2017 she split her time between the UK and energy efficiency programmes. On energy efficiency her most recent focus was on integrating the demand side into EU energy policy (‘Efficiency First’), some work on which she still oversees. In the UK she developed strategies and grants to build political will for, and tangibly deliver the country’s low carbon transition. Erica also steers the work of the ECF’s Programme Office to ensure alignment between programmes and working levels.

Erica previously led the policy and advocacy activities of NGO network Climate Action Network Europe on energy efficiency, and helped to establish the influential Coalition for Energy Savings. From 2005-2009 she was researcher to Green MEP Caroline Lucas, and has also worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London. She has an MA in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford.