Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt

Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt coordinates the implementation of the Global Goals at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to his current position, Hugo was the Consul General of the Netherlands in San Francisco. He is an environmental legal expert, manager and diplomat, on European and global level.

Professional background
Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt has held the position of director of International Affairs and director of Soil, Water and Rural Environment at the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. He was previously Chairman of the Environmental Policy Committee of the UN-ECE in Geneva. He also fulfilled the position of environmental liability lawyer in the soil clean-up division. Untill 2013 he was the deputy director-general at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment as well as special envoy for climate change at the ministry.

Personal motto
In the long history of species those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed, Darwin taught us. Humankind could achieve this as well, due to inspirational leadership towards sustainability.

Policy makers