Ada Ámon

Chief Advisor to the Mayor of Budapest on Climate Affairs at Budapest City Hall

Ada Ámon is Chief Advisor to the Mayor of Budapest on Climate Affairs at Budapest City Hall and head of the city’s newly established climate department. She is committed to improving the lives of Budapest’s residents through an ambitious programme of urban building renovation and integrating large-scale renewable technology. In 2015, she joined E3G – Third Generation Environmentalism – an independent climate change think tank as a senior associate leading the Central Eastern European climate programme. She has been the director of the Budapest based ENERGIAKLUB Climate Policy Institute and Applied Communication, a leading central European energy think tank, specialising in energy efficiency, renewables and climate adaptation. Prior to this, she worked as a consultant for the London-based International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) and as the energy coordinator of CEE Bankwatch. She was initiator or/and board member of many energy and climate-related international programmes and cooperation. Ada Ámon is one of 3 women recognised in the Women in Energy category of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2020 for their commitment to push energy efficiency into the mainstream, as well engage and empower citizens to play their part in the clean energy transition.