Lydia Papadakiis a researcher at ICRE8 involved in the projects DAFNE (H2020) and RECONNECT (Interreg). Also, she is manager UN SDSN and involved in coordinating EIT Climate-KIC programmes, such as the Pioneers into Practice and Climathon programmes. She received her M.Sc. in Economics and policy of Energy and the Environment at University College London (UCL), and her BSc (Distinction) in Economic theory and policy at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). Lydia also worked at both private and public sector during her studies, joining from the finance team of Olympic Brewery, Athens to the Office of Economic and Commercial affairs at the Embassy of Greece in Rome. While completing her first degree in Athens, Lydia was engaged in the AUEB debating club as debater, committee and after judge participating in Greek and International Championships (EUDC 2016). Her main areas of interest are economics, environmental economics, renewable energy, Climate change and sustainable development.