EESC at COP 26

Christa SCHWENG 
EESC President

Christa SCHWENG 

Department for Social Policy and Health, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ)

Sections:

  • Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption
  • Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French

Isabel CAÑO AGUILAR 
EESC member, Workers' Group (Group II - ES)

Isabel CAÑO AGUILAR 

Head of Office, General Union of Workers (UGT), Brussels

Sections

  • Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society
  • Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment

Languages: Spanish, French, English

Decebal-Ștefăniță  PADURE    
EESC member, Employers' Group (Group I - RO)

Decebal-Ștefăniță  PADURE    

Vice President of BUSINESSROMÂNIA

Sections

  • Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment
  • Section for External Relations

Languages: Romanian, English, French

Josep PUXEU ROCAMORA
EESC member, Employers' Group (Group I - ES)

Josep PUXEU ROCAMORA

Director-general of the Soft Drinks Association (ANFABRA), representative of the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB)

Sections

  • Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment
  • Section for External Relations

Languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian

Lutz RIBBE
EESC member, Diversity Europe (Group III - DE)

Lutz RIBBE

Director of the Department for Nature Conservation Policy at the environmental foundation EuroNatur

Sections

  • Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society
  • Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment

Languages: English, German

Peter SCHMIDT
EESC member, Workers' Group (Group II - DE)

Peter SCHMIDT

Head of international and European affairs of the Food, Beverages and Catering Union (NGG)

Sections

  • Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment
  • Section for External Relations

Languages: German, English, French

Simo TIAINEN
EESC member, Diversity Europe (Group III - FI)

Simo TIAINEN

Director, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners MTK

Sections

  • Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society
  • Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment
  • Section for External Relations

Languages: Finnish, English, French, German, Swedish

Sophia Katharina WIEGAND
Youth representative

Sophia Katharina WIEGAND

  • Youth Delegate of the EESC and Coordinator of the Climate Emergency Working Group of the European Students Forum (AEGEE), which aims to educate young people on the climate crisis and empower them to practice active citizenship to contribute to a green transition. 
  • Student of International Relations at TU Dresden and focuses her thesis research on Environmental Peacebuilding.

Languages: German and English