Programme Director for Energy Efficiency, European Climate Foundation
Patty Fong is Programme Director at the European Climate Foundation and serves on its Strategic Council. She was recruited in 2007 to help establish the foundation and was founding COO until August 2012. Patty has lead the Energy Efficiency Programme and is now leading the Buildings and Urban Systems Programme
Patty co-founded and serves on the board of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, the first pan-European think tank dedicated to energy performance in buildings. She also co-founded and serves on the Steering Committee of the EU Coalition for Energy Savings, which unites business, professional, local authorities, and civil society organisations—representing representing more than 400 associations and 150 companies, 15 million supporters and more than two million employees and 1,000 cities and towns in 30 countries in Europe—to make energy efficiency and savings the foundation of energy policies in Europe and the driving force behind a more prosperous, sustainable, and competitive Europe. In addition, she serves on the board of the EU Alliance to Save Energy, a consortium of leading multinational companies supporting greater EU political ambition for energy efficiency. She has established and supported 12 multi-stakeholder coalitions and campaigns in nine countries across Europe. Most recently, she founded Buildings 2030, a non-profit platform promoting healthy and sustainable buildings.
From 1998 to 2005, Patty helped launch and manage the Energy Foundation’s China Sustainable Energy Program (now EF China ), which is a leading player in China’s clean energy transition. Patty has a Bachelors with highest honors in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University. She is also a graduate of the THNK School of Creative Leadership’s Executive Leadership Program.