Bente Pretlove is the Programme Director for Climate Action at DNV GL Strategic Research and Innovation.
The research group focuses on the development of climate-related tools, products and information that address the low-carbon energy transition and risk-based decision making for resilience, adaptation and disaster management. Pretlove has an academic background in Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering and a Ph.D. in Environmental system analysis and cleaner production. She has broad experience in climate change, sustainability and environmental management, working with a number of different industrial sectors, across disciplines and with different stakeholders. She is currently a member of the Board for the Climate Change research program “Klimaforsk” at the Norwegian Research Council and a member of the Transdisciplinary Advisory Board (TAB) for JPI Climate. She represents DNV GL in the Climate and Energy leadership group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Pretlove is also the Project Director for DNV GL's strategic partnership with UNEP to support the implementation of a Climate Technology Centre and Network under the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism.