Claude Turmes

Professional Title: Politician

Industry: Politics

Currently with: Member of the European Parliament for Luxembourg’s Green Party

Previously with:

THNK Connection: Forum Guest

Paradigm Shifts in Politics

Claude Turmes has been a Member of the European Parliament for Luxemburg since 1999, representing the national Green Party, as a member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance in the European Parliament. He is a member of the Committee Industry, Research and Energy and the Delegation for relations with India. He is also a substitute on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Delegation for relations with the United States.


Within that role he is the rapporteur of the second directive on the liberalisation of the energy market, based on the EU Renewable Energy Directives, as well as co-initiating the platform “Energy Intelligent Europe”. As such he was one of the main Greens/EFA representative for the European Energy Roadmap 2050, and was the rapporteur of the energy efficiency directive.


As one of the first THNK Lisbon Forum guests, he will be talking about bringing on paradigm shifts in politics. Having engaged many relevant stakeholders for the directive for energy efficiency, he has a lot of experience in working with diverging streams of thought to create coherent, progressive directives.