European Commission, DG Climate action
Laurence Graff joined the European Commission in 1993, first working on automotive issues and subsequently on environmental matters. She spent a few years working on linkages between environment and trade, before starting to work on climate change, since more than 15 years by now, ranging from international climate negotiations to more specific policy files such as aviation, shipping, international markets or fluorinated gases and the ozone layer. She was also a cabinet member attached to the Commissioner responsible for climate change and the protection of the environment when the first climate and energy package was sealed in 2008, in the run up to the Copenhagen. As from 16th January, she will be the head of IT unit in CLIMA, as well as being involved in activities related to the implementation of the Climate Pact.