Linda
Kalcher

Executive Director

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Linda founded Strategic Perspectives in 2022.

Previously, Linda worked as Director for EU institutions, Green Deal diplomacy and as Special Advisor to the CEO Laurence Tubiana at the European Climate Foundation. During her seven years in the organisation, she gained thorough knowledge of philanthropy. Linda led the organisational strategies on establishing the EU Green Deal, on increasing the EU’s 2030 climate target, on greening the EU’s economic recovery from the pandemic and on the EU’s Green Deal diplomacy.

In 2021, Linda supported the Climate Action Team of UN Secretary General António Guterres in a part-time role as Senior Advisor in his Executive Office. In this role, she deepened her understanding and network in the UN system, especially the international climate negotiations (UNFCCC), G7 and G20 processes.

In her first years in Brussels, Linda worked as political advisor to the Chair of the Environment Committee, Social Democrat MEP Jo Leinen, experiencing EU and international policy-making first-hand. In the European Parliament, Linda sharpened her ability to engage with a wide range of individuals and organisations in order to influence political decisions.

In addition to her work at Strategic Perspectives, Linda is a member of the Advisory Councils of the German Climate Neutrality Foundation and the Italian climate change think tank ECCO.  

Linda is based in Brussels, Belgium. She speaks native German and is fluent in English, Italian and French with a basic knowledge of Spanish and Dutch. She is passionate about sustainable travelling and languages.