Kathrin Gutmann

Kathrin Gutmann

Campaign Director

In her role as coordinator of NGO efforts to phase out coal with the Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Kathrin led the development of the Europe Beyond Coal Campaign. Kathrin brings with her more than fifteen years of expertise with network coordination, climate & energy policy and advocacy, having worked as Head of Policy & Advocacy with WWF International’s Climate Program and in different capacities with Climate Analytics, the European Climate Foundation, the German Environment Ministry, the Green Party in the German Bundestag and Greenpeace International. She has served on the Board of the Climate Action Network International and the Board of the Youth Organization of Friends of the Earth Germany, the BUNDjugend. She holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Mahi Sideridou

Mahi Sideridou

Managing Director

With over fifteen years in environmental campaigning and political advocacy, and ten years experience in team coordination and line-management, Mahi is a physicist by training and an expert on climate and energy issues. She worked for Greenpeace between 2000 and 2015, first as a climate campaigner in Greece, and then as EU climate and energy policy director and as managing director for Greenpeace European Unit. She sat on the board of directors of Climate Action Network Europe for ten years and is currently on the board of Greenpeace Czech Republic. She speaks Greek, English, French and Danish.

Greg McNevin

Greg McNevin

Communications Director

Formerly strategic communications director for the Global Call for Climate action and a long time media relations specialist with Greenpeace International, Greg has worked on human rights and environmental issues around the world, covering issues such as oceans, whaling, deforestation, climate change, coal mining and nuclear power. He has a keen interest in the intersection of activism, technology, and visual arts, and how to tell more human stories in a constantly evolving digital world.

Elena Bixel

Elena Bixel

Campaign Researcher

Elena has been part of Europe-wide coordination efforts of NGOs in the field of coal for five years now. Having worked on preventing the building of new coal power plants all over Europe as a student researcher with Climate Alliance Germany, she has last been coordinating the coal phase-out efforts of the NGO coal network as Coal Policy Officer with CAN Europe. In that role she worked towards building the Europe Beyond Coal campaign. Elena studied Political Science in Heidelberg, Granada and Berlin and speaks English, German, Spanish, and French.

Bianca Remer

Bianca Remer

Project Manager

Bianca joins us with a decade of experience in international social justice campaigns coordination; from managing the European tour of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai to bringing together decentralised campaigning teams for Greenpeace, Bianca is the lynchpin for the secretariat’s work. Bianca holds an MA in Gender Studies and has many interests, including linguistics, molten steel and feminist science fiction.

Felix Reitz

Felix Reitz

Energy Analyst

Felix holds a Master in Industrial Engineering and Management from Berlin Technical University and joined Europe Beyond Coal in 2017. He has a strong background in energy market modelling and quantitative research and has co-authored several scientific publications on the future of coal and lignite. Prior to his engagement for the campaign he worked for Markedskraft Germany, German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin), LBD Beratungsgesellschaft and Öko-Institut. As member of the team he underpins the daily and strategic work with data-driven analyses. He speaks German, English and French.

Kathrin Gutmann

Kathrin Gutmann

Campaign Director

In her role as coordinator of NGO efforts to phase out coal with CAN Europe, Kathrin led the development of the Europe Beyond Coal Campaign. Kathrin brings with her more than fifteen years of expertise with network coordination, policy and advocacy, having worked in different capacities with WWF International’s Climate Program, Climate Analytics, the European Climate Foundation, the German Environment Ministry, the Green Party in the German Bundestag and Greenpeace International. She has served on the Board of the Climate Action Network International and the Board of the Youth Organization of Friends of the Earth Germany, the BUNDjugend. It was the many years as a volunteer with the BUNDjugend that brought her to the climate issue in 1996.

Mahi Sideridou

Mahi Sideridou

Managing Director

With over fifteen years in environmental campaigning and political advocacy, and ten years experience in team coordination and line-management, Mahi is a physicist by training and an expert on climate and energy issues. She worked for Greenpeace between 2000 and 2015, first as a climate campaigner in Greece, and then as EU climate and energy policy director and as managing director for Greenpeace European Unit. She sat on the board of directors of Climate Action Network Europe for ten years and is currently on the board of Greenpeace Czech Republic. She speaks Greek, English, French and Danish.

Greg McNevin

Greg McNevin

Communications Director

Formerly strategic communications director for the Global Call for Climate action and a long time media relations specialist with Greenpeace International, Greg has worked on human rights and environmental issues around the world, covering issues such as oceans, whaling, deforestation, climate change, coal mining and nuclear power. He has a keen interest in the intersection of activism, technology, and visual arts, and how to tell more human stories in a constantly evolving digital world.

Elena Bixel

Elena Bixel

Campaign Researcher

Elena has been part of Europe-wide coordination efforts of NGOs in the field of coal for five years now. Having worked on preventing the building of new coal power plants all over Europe as a student researcher with Climate Alliance Germany, she has last been coordinating the coal phase-out efforts of the NGO coal network as Coal Policy Officer with CAN Europe. In that role she worked towards building the Europe Beyond Coal campaign. Elena studied Political Science in Heidelberg, Granada and Berlin and speaks English, German, Spanish, and French.

Bianca Remer

Bianca Remer

Project Manager

Bianca joins us with a decade of experience in international social justice campaigns coordination; from managing the European tour of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai to bringing together decentralised campaigning teams for Greenpeace, Bianca is the lynchpin for the secretariat’s work. Bianca holds an MA in Gender Studies and has many interests, including linguistics, molten steel and feminist science fiction.

Felix Reitz

Felix Reitz

Energy Analyst

Felix holds a Master in Industrial Engineering and Management from Berlin Technical University and joined Europe Beyond Coal in 2017. He has a strong background in energy market modelling and quantitative research and has co-authored several scientific publications on the future of coal and lignite. Prior to his engagement for the campaign he worked for Markedskraft Germany, German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin), LBD Beratungsgesellschaft and Öko-Institut. As member of the team he underpins the daily and strategic work with data-driven analyses. He speaks German, English and French.