Irene Skoula serves as the Director of the Energy and Buildings Programme at C40. In that role, she leads a team that actively supports cities in implementing ambitious building energy efficiency initiatives and catalyzing the cleaning up of the energy supply in line with a 1.5°C climate mitigation target. She has previously acted as the Technical Lead for the Energy & Buildings team, helping C40 cities deliver ambitious actions in line with the goals of the Paris agreement, specifically through initiatives to deliver zero carbon new buildings by 2030 and all buildings by 2050 and increase low carbon energy supply as part of the global grid decarbonization required by 2050. She has also previously managed the Clean Energy Network at C40, which is focused on supporting cities plan and implement ambitious low carbon energy programs for electricity, while she has also acted as an interim network manager for Private Building Efficiency. As C40’s former City Advisor for the City of Athens, she facilitated the delivery of the first GPC-compliant GHG inventory for the city and a fully‐integrated Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Action Plan.
Before joining C40, Irene was the Head of the Department for Environmental & Energy Projects in one of the biggest consultancy firms in Greece. For more than 10 years, she worked with Greek and European local authorities for the development and implementation of sustainable energy action plans.
Irene holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a Master’s degree in Environment and Sustainable Development from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).