Ante Babić – Greening of Europe
Background in international economics and macroeconomic. Started as researcher on Economics Institute of Zagreb in early 1990s. Ph.D. from University of Zagreb. Post-doc as Fubright fellow on Harvard University. Moved to Croatian National Bank in late 1990s and joined Government of the Republic of Croatia 2004-2005 as State Secretary for Development. In 2005, started consulting company for macroeconomic and development consulting in EU, especially South-East Europe. Switched interest to Sustainable development in 2010, ran project ZelenJava, including TV show – the first TV show about sustainability – in 2011, and continued to work in this field since. In 2012-2013 organized project EUforija to increase knowledge of EU policies and preparedness of businesses in Croatia and other countries of South-East Europe for EU. Joined European Commission in 2016, working on sustainable development, energy and climate policies.