Júlia López Ventura
Regional Director for Europe, C40 Cities
C40's Regional Director for Europe since 2015. Her role focuses on supporting top political decision makers in their work raising awareness on the importance of urban sustainability and developing science-based programs to fight climate change in the largest European cities. She is also responsible for the regional overviewing, coordination and engagement of C40 cities in city diplomacy work, campaigns, communications and events aimed at making the case for the role of C40 European cities in climate change fight and influencing climate decisions of supranational actors like the UN or the EC. Before joining C40, Júlia López Ventura worked for over a decade for the city of Barcelona. She helped Barcelona develop collaborative relationships with institutions such as the European Commission and the World Bank, and she developed an international urban knowledge transfer strategy by co-leading Barcelona’s candidacy for the first European Innovation Capital (which Barcelona won). Julia has lectured at several universities, including the Polytechnic University of Catalonia Foundation in Barcelona, the UIMP in Santander and the IE Business School in Madrid, with courses on City Strategy and Governance.She is a fluent speaker of English, French, Spanish, Italian and Catalan and holds an MSc in Telecom engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.