Julia-Maria Becker is the director of the Pembina Institute’s clean economy program in Alberta. She works on corporate, government and community-based sustainability projects in Alberta relating to clean economy with a focus on energy efficiency and carbon pricing.
Before joining the Pembina Institute — Canada’s leading energy think tank — Julia worked for an international organization, Student Energy, where she led the Energy Literacy Platform; she is now on the board of directors of Student Energy. She also worked at Alberta Ecotrust where she was responsible for the organization’s social innovation lab.
Julia has worked for German and Mexican government institutions and has a Master of Development Economics and a Bachelor of International Economics. She is involved in a local community group that brings together citizens to discuss climate change and has participated in panel discussions on the clean energy transition throughout Alberta and at international conferences in Europe, Mexico and Canada. She was included in the United Nations Environment Programme‘s Youth Climate documentary and is a member of Next Up’s Climate Leadership Program, where individuals from non-environmental sectors work together to devise climate solutions that can be implemented within their respective organizations. Julia is fluent in German, English and Spanish.