Conservation is one of the most critical issues of our time, and Europe’s environmental leadership influences the world. In Europe, The Nature Conservancy leverages science, policy, finance and proven field experience from nearly seven decades of success in over 70 countries to drive globally relevant strategies in Europe and from Europe for large scale and lasting conservation impact.
Who We Are
The Nature Conservancy is a leading global conservation organization working in over 70 countries with a vision to create a world where nature and people thrive. Our priorities are focused on tackling climate change and conserving healthy lands, waters and oceans. In Europe we work with governments, corporations and the finance sector to drive globally relevant strategies in Europe and from Europe through programs, partnerships and policy advocacy for transformational conservation impact. We manage a portfolio of strategically important conservation work in Europe that contributes to our global conservation agenda and accelerates conservation impact in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. We work collaboratively and across political aisles, geographic borders and sectors with multiple and diverse stakeholders and decision makers and are often seen as a trusted advisor and convenor in our work with governments, business leaders, individuals and institutions.
Europe Can Lead the Way
Europe plays an outsized role in the global environmental community and is leading by example to tackle the climate crisis.
Solving Climate Change with Nature
We believe that deeper investment in natural systems can help build healthy, thriving communities and support local economies while tackling another urgent global threat: climate change.
Adapting to a Changing Climate
In order to help cities protect their residents from the impacts of a changing climate, we help municipalities utilize existing and new green spaces to manage stormwater, reduce heat island effect and increase biodiversity.
Protecting the Blue Heart of Europe
The wealth of freshwater biodiversity, and the unique intactness of South East Europe’s rivers, earns it the nickname of being the “blue heart of Europe.”
Investing in Nature For Healthy Waters
Water security is at the heart of healthy and prosperous societies. By mobilizing investment in nature-based solutions, we help European countries secure water resources and address new and rising challenges associated with climate change.
Transforming the Way We Finance Nature
The Nature Conservancy in Europe works closely with governments, public banks, financial institutions, corporations and investors to advocate for policy changes and mobilize resources at the scale we need to halt biodiversity loss by 2030.
The Power of Policy for a Green and Sustainable Future
Through thought leadership, trusted experience, science and on the ground expertise from around the world, The Nature Conservancy partners with European government agencies and funding institutions to strengthen public policy in Europe and globally.
Working with Companies for Systems Change
Around 50% of companies worldwide that have set science-based targets on tackling climate change are based in Europe. TNC works to ensure that the leadership, innovation & financial resources of European Companies are mobilized towards our mission.
Our Presence in Europe
The Nature Conservancy has an office presence in three key European hubs – Berlin, London and Brussels. From these locations, TNC manages active relationships with governments, corporations, foundations, science institutions and philanthropists across the continent including in Germany, UK, Norway, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Italy and the European Union. In addition, our conservation work also touches down in the Southeastern European countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Montenegro.
The Nature Conservancy in Europe program is led by Marianne Kleiberg, a seasoned leader at TNC with over two decades of leadership in Europe, the United Sates, the Caribbean and Latin America. TNC Europe program has nearly 30 staff from 12 nationalities, all with international work experience.
European Council for Global Conservation
Judith Batchelar, OBE Director of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Public Affairs, Sainsbury’s
Stephen Brenninkmeijer Chair of the Supervisory Board, European Climate Foundation
Charles Conn Board Member, Patagonia, Inc.
Valentine de Pret Belgian Families Representative, AB InBev
Dr. Paul Dhalla Director of Environment, Climate and Sustainability, Aga Khan Development Network
Roni Elchahal Managing Director & Head of EMEA Capital Partnering, General Atlantic
Esther Gilmore Partner & Head of Client Team, Generation Investment Management LLP
Prof. Cameron Hepburn Director, The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
Marianne Kleiberg Regional Managing Director, The Nature Conservancy Europe
Anastasios I. Leventis Chairman of the Social Responsibility Committee, Board of Coca-Cola HBC
Julia Marton-Lefèvre Former Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Scott McDonald President & CEO, Oliver Wyman Group
Guy Simonius Managing Director, Global Head of Family Office Services, Head of Functional Management Wealth Planning, Julius Baer
Christina Simonius-Haegler Independent Art Consultant
Nadja Swarovski Chair, Swarovski Foundation