1 July 2016 - 30 June 2018
Ms Marianne WenningEU Chairmanship of HELCOM
Name: Marianne Wenning
1 October 2016 -
EU Chairmanship of HELCOM
1 June 2013 – 1 October 2016
Director, European Commission, DG ENV, Directorate C- Quality of Life, Water and Air
Guiding and overseeing the implementation and development of EU legislation on industrial emissions, air quality, water & marine issues and international & regional Conventions (e.g. Conventions on mercury, industrial accidents, regional seas such as Barcelona, HELCOM, OSPAR & Black Sea) incl. environmental impact assessments, economic analysis and the integration of environmental aspects and considerations in other EU policies such as transport, energy & agriculture. Extensive contacts with Member States, industrial and environmental NGOs, the scientific community. Negotiation of EU environmental legislation and international Conventions, Speaker at conferences and seminars.
1 September 2011 – 31 May 2013
Director, European Commission, DG ENV, Directorate A - Legal Affairs and Cohesion
Guiding and overseeing the enforcement and development of EU environmental law (e.g. environmental liability, environmental impact assessments, access-to-justice and information, inspections/surveillance) and its further development; integration of the environmental dimension in the EU's Regional and Cohesion Policy. Extensive contacts with Member States, law organisations, environmental NGOs. Speaker on EU law enforcement at conferences and seminars.
October 2005 – 31 August 2011
Head of Unit, European Commission, DG ENV - Industrial Emissions and Ozone Layer Protection
Guiding and supervising the implementation and development of pollution and prevention control legislation (air, water, soil, waste, energy-efficiency) and the development of a longer-term policy strategies related to industrial installations (all sectors), industrial substances under the Montreal Protocol (Ozone Layer) and the Kyoto Protocol (Climate Change); technical and economic analysis/modelling, impact assessments, communication.
March 2005 – October 2005
Commission, Europe-Aid – Natural Resources
supervising thematic support to EC Delegations worldwide and geographical units
within Europe Aid on forestry, rural development, food security, fishery,
climate change and environment in order to ensure enhanced quality of EC
development assistance programmes; development of appropriate indicators and
implementation tools (incl. sector programmes and budgetary aid).
1 February 2003 - March 2005
Head of Unit, European Commission, Europe-Aid - Multi-Sector Thematic Support,
Assistance to EC Asia Delegations in preparation and implementation of national programmes/projects including sector programme support and budgetary aid; Thematic support in areas such as health, education, environment, good governance, forestry and rural development.
1999 – February 2003
Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG ENV - Climate Change
Developing EU policies on climate change, the protection of the ozone layer and the integration of climate change concerns into other EU policy areas such as industry, energy, transport, agriculture. Co-ordinating the first European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) and development of related EU policies. Preparing of and participating in EU internal, bi-lateral and international negotiations on Climate Change/Kyoto Protocol and the Montreal Protocol.
Administrator in the European Commission/DG ENV
Covering aspects of economic analysis, transport, energy, urban environment
1989 - 1992
Free-lance policy researcher
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF- European Office), Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP – London Office), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
1985 - 1989
Pesticides Network – Europe (Brussels at the time)
1984 - 1985
Scientific Assistant to a Member of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag)
Deutscher Bundestag (Bonn at the time)
1978 - 1983 - Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Specialisation in animal husbandry; other subjects: economics, plant production
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany
1968 - 1972 - Agricultural-technical Assistant
Pflanzenschutzamt Münster, Germany