HELCOM Chair (Germany) from 2016 to 2018
Marianne Wenning is the Director* of Quality of Life, Water and Air (Directorate C) at DG Environment, European Commission, where she guides and oversees the implementation and development of EU legislation on industrial emissions, air quality, water & marine issues and international & regional Conventions (e.g. Conventions on mercury, industrial accidents, regional seas such as Barcelona, HELCOM, OSPAR & Black Sea) including environmental impact assessments, economic analysis and the integration of environmental aspects and considerations in other EU policies such as transport, energy & agriculture. She has extensive contacts with EU Member States, industrial and environmental NGOs, and the scientific community. She is also involved in negotiation of EU environmental legislation and international conventions, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars.
*) now retired