Ela Black

Head of Communications & Ecosystem Engagement
27.02.2023

Ela Black is an experienced communications professional skilled in translating complex scientific content into language that is accessible to diverse audiences including policymakers and the public and is committed to promoting the crucial role of science in addressing climate change. Prior to joining Carbon Gap, Ela spent nearly a decade running communications at an international non-profit climate science and policy institute Climate Analytics, which supports climate-vulnerable countries in the international climate negotiations and evaluates how well governments are performing on their emission cutting pledges. Before getting involved in climate change…

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Verena Hofbauer

Senior Researcher
24.01.2023

Verena Hofbauer joined Carbon Gap in August 2022 to work on the topic she is most passionate about – carbon removal. As researcher, she contributes her scientific expertise in carbon removal to Carbon Gap’s work on science-led policy advocacy.   Her core focus is to analyse policies through the natural science and natural resource management lens, and to translate and communicate the science behind carbon removal to different stakeholder groups.  Before joining Carbon Gap, Verena was a trainee with the European Commission’s DG CLIMA, working on carbon removal and land economy…

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Sylvain Delerce

Associate Research Director
24.01.2023

Sylvain is part of Carbon Gap’s leadership team. As Associate Research Director, he focuses on analysing the growth of the carbon removal ecosystem to identify the key gaps that need to be addressed, to inform policy makers and unlock Europe’s potential for deploying carbon removal at scale. Sylvain is based in France and is also leading our activities there.  Sylvain is an engineer with more than ten years’ experience in research and development for agriculture in France, Latin America and Africa. He and his team received several distinctions, including a…

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Rodica Avornic

Associate Policy Director
24.01.2023

  As an Associate Policy Director at Carbon Gap, Rodica is developing and implementing EU advocacy campaigns on carbon removal certification and green claims. Her decision to join Carbon Gap was motivated by a desire to meaningfully contribute to the fight against climate change and to make Europe a leader in carbon removal.  Rodica arrived in Brussels almost seven years ago, after a traineeship at an EU agency in France. Before joining Carbon Gap, she was Programme Manager in Climate, Energy and Sustainability at the think tank Friends of Europe….

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Lucian Morié

Associate Policy Analyst
24.01.2023

As Associate Policy Assistant at Carbon Gap, Lucian is responsible for stakeholder research and policy analysis. A large part of his role revolves around mapping contacts in European institutions and analysing Green Claims policy in Europe and France.  Lucian joined Carbon Gap to have a positive impact on the climate and people while guiding Europe to take responsibility for its historic emissions. He believes that Carbon Gap’s science-led, nuanced and progressive advocacy is something Europe needs more of, especially on difficult issues like carbon removal.   Prior to joining Carbon Gap,…

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Kayla Cohen

Senior Researcher
24.01.2023

Kayla Cohen is a Senior Researcher at Carbon Gap and applies her talent as an environmental researcher and writer to advocating for the just and effective scale up of carbon removal.  At 19, she joined the founding class of undergraduates at Minerva University, where students live in six countries over the course of their education. Her studies took her to the United States, Germany, Argentina, United Kingdom, India and South Korea. After graduating with a dual Natural Sciences and Arts and Humanities focus, she worked with scientist Jo Handelsman on…

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Eloisa Viloria

Policy Analyst
24.01.2023

Eloisa joined Carbon Gap in October 2022. As an Policy Analyst she mainly focuses on researching deployment incentives for carbon removal methods, and EU policies related to innovation funding and industry.  She joined Carbon Gap because she believes that carbon removal holds a key role in addressing climate change. Her background allows her to highlight the intersection of economics, social and climate topics as we build and share knowledge to raise awareness of all aspects of carbon removal.   Prior to joining Carbon Gap, she worked in research with a policy…

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Eli Mitchell-Larson

Chief Science & Advocacy Officer, Co-Founder
24.01.2023

Eli is the Chief Science & Advocacy Officer and co-founder of Carbon Gap. He is driven by a vision of a world in which we remove more carbon from the atmosphere than we emit, where we act as stewards, not extractors, of the lands and oceans that absorb and store carbon, and in which all life on Earth can thrive and prosper. He believes that Carbon Gap can close the knowledge, policy, and ambition gaps between where we are and what science tells us is necessary to deliver a healthy…

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Devina Banerjee

Associate Policy Director
23.01.2023

Devina is an Associate Policy Director at Carbon Gap. Based in London, she leads Carbon Gap’s UK work programme and strategic projects to advance carbon removal across the whole of Europe. Devina has experience in climate and scientific policymaking having worked in the UK government’s carbon capture and storage programme, which supports a suite of technologies to capture emissions and help decarbonise challenging sectors of the economy. She also worked in the UK’s Covid-19 Vaccine Taskforce, for which she was awarded an MBE. While working in the Vaccine Taskforce, she…

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