Chairwoman, R20 & President, R20 Green Fund for Women, France
Ms Michèle Sabban has been Councillor of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France (France) from March 1998. Since the beginning of her term, she has worked on strengthening ties and cooperation between Ile-de-France/Paris Metropolitan area and European and International Institutions.
She was elected President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) to the General Assembly in Tampere (Finland) from November 2008 to May 2013. Since May 2013, she is President of the interregional exchange program for young people, Eurodyssey.
Founding Member of R20 Regions of Climate Action in 2010, together with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, she was appointed President in March 2012 and launched the R20 Green Fund for Women in 2016 during the COP22. She is now President of the R20 Green Fund for Women.
She was also President of FMDV-Global Fund for Cities Development since 2014 and promotes actionable strategies and mechanisms for financing local and regional governments’ development programs as well as impulsing local economic development based on social cohesion, and green and climate responsible policies.