Irene García is Policy Officer at the Climate, Energy and Cities Commission of the World Future Council. She undertakes policy research and project development to stimulate renewable energy uptake at the local, regional and national level, and to promote best practices for regenerative urban development. More specifically, she identifies ways to build capacity specifically for legislators, to provide platforms for cross-sectorial policy dialogue, and to enhance policy dialogue with pioneers to share knowledge. Before joining the World Future Council, Irene served for four years as research analyst and speechwriter to Javier Solana, former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy at the ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, where she specialised in the geopolitics of energy and global governance, with a specific focus on the European Union. In parallel, she got involved in “The Global Cities Initiative”, a Brookings Institution project aimed at filling some of the critical gaps in the governance structure of metropolitan areas to advance their economic internationalisation. In addition, Irene has collaborated with the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy to evaluate the social, economic and physical impact of smart grid projects in Europe. Irene García has an M.A. in Urban Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences PO) and an M.A. in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI).