Erica Hope

Erica lead’s the European Climate Foundation’s initiative on long-term strategies and laws. This hosts the 2050 Task Force: a cross-sectoral effort to build evidence and understanding of how to deliver net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, and to drive the adoption of long-term strategies and laws to realise this at EU and national levels. She has previously worked for ECF’s energy efficiency and UK programmes.

Before joining the ECF in 2013, Erica led the policy and advocacy activities of NGO network Climate Action Network Europe on energy efficiency, from where she helped to establish the influential Coalition for Energy Savings. From 2005-2009 she was parliamentary adviser to Green MEP Caroline Lucas. She has also worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London, and has an MA in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

A Brexit exile who has managed to acquire dual British-Belgian nationality, Erica speaks English, French and basic Spanish.