Jonathan Gaventa


Non-executive Director and Senior Associate

Jonathan Gaventa

Jonathan Gaventa is a Senior Associate and member of the E3G board. He is now based in Maputo, Mozambique. Current areas of focus include the political economy of the global gas sector, long-term climate strategies and EU-Africa energy relations.

From 2015-2018 Jonathan was a Director at E3G and E3G’s work on European climate and energy politics and policy – first in London and then in Brussels. This included working on the net-zero greenhouse gas emission target in the EU’s long-term climate strategy for 2050, the governance of energy transitions, gas infrastructure and gas demand, and the EU Clean Energy Package.

He has contributed to a several major research projects including on energy infrastructure choices, offshore grids renewables in the North Seas region, European electricity highways and the European Climate Foundation’s Roadmap 2050 project. Jonathan joined E3G in October 2009.

Prior to joining E3G, Jonathan worked as a Sustainable Development Policy Officer for the Greater London Authority, where he coordinated the London Sustainable Development Commission’s work on sustainable consumption and production. He has also worked as a researcher for the London Assembly Green Group and for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety.

He completed an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford in 2008, and a BA in Social and Political Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge University in 2002.