Catalyzing Global Conservation Impact
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.
Accelerating Renewable Energy
By planning clean energy smartly, Europe can become the world's first climate-neutral continent—ensuring that both people and nature thrive.
The Future of Farming
A pioneering group of landowners in Norfolk, England are building a more sustainable future for their farms, communities, and the planet.
The Power of Policy to Meet Our Biodiversity Commitments
Key recommendations for EU policymakers on how to accelerate the protection of nature—and freshwater in particular—by 2030.
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.
United for Europe's Rivers
With Western Europe’s waterways clogged by thousands of dams, Balkan countries are rallying to protect the continent’s last free-flowing rivers—before it’s too late.
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.
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 mission in Europe
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.
Leadership and Governance
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 States, 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
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 Member of the Senior Management of a Swiss-based Financial Service Company
Christina Simonius-Haegler Independent Art Consultant
Nadja Swarovski Chair, Swarovski Foundation