Professor, School of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business/Co-Chair SDSN Europe
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is a world-renowned environmental economics professor and global leader in sustainable development. She is widely recognized as a pioneer in innovative, human-centric, interdisciplinary systems for the sustainable interaction between nature, society, and the economy. Phoebe Koundouri is Professor at the School of Economics and Director of Research laboratory on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability – ReSEES at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Professor at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics at the Technical University of Denmark – DTU. She is the Director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) and the EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece at ATHENA Information Technology Research and Innovation Center, President of the European Scientific Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists (EAERE). She is also Chair of the UN SDSN Global Climate Hub, co-chair of SDSN Europe & SDSN Greece. She is Member of the Nominating Committee for the Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences, Member of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences (WAAS), Member of the Academia Europae, Member of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) Board, Member of the National Climate Change Committee of Greece, of the Ministry of Energy and the Environment, Member of the writing team of the 10 year Greek Development Plan (Pissarides Report) and President of the Alliance of Excellence for Research and Innovation on Aephoria (AE4RIA). Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is included within the official Stanford University list of the Top 2 % of world scientists, with 15 published books and more than 500 published peer reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, research and policy reports. Prof. Koundouri acts as a scientific advisor to the European Commission, World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, OECD, UN, NATO, WHO, as well as national governments around the world, and has directed more than 100 research projects on Sustainable Blue Growth, Water-Food-Energy Nexus, Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation and Sustainable Finance, SDGs – ESG: Quantification and Acceleration.