About Jeremy Wates
Jeremy Wates has served as Secretary General of the EEB, Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organizations, since May 2011. The EEB brings together more than 160 environmental organisations from 36 countries, with a combined membership of some 30 million environmentally concerned citizens. Previously, Jeremy worked from 1999 to 2010 as Secretary to the Aarhus Convention with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, having previously led the NGO campaign for such a treaty and then coordinated the input from civil society organizations into the Aarhus negotiations. In the 1980s, Jeremy founded the Irish environmental organization Earthwatch and led the organization for more than a decade. He holds an MA Honours Degree in Philosophy and Social & Political Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.