The author


A former science journalist, born in 1954, I started my career in the public sector as a counsellor to the French environment minister in 1988.

I published two books in 1990 on climate change and on renewable energies (in French: see more details on the French pages). In 1992, I was appointed advisor to the General Director of the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Efficiency (ADEME). In 1998 I joined the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and, in early 2000, the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Principal Administrator at the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division at the IEA, I am currently in charge of the "evolution of climate mitigation policy".

I am also a voluntary administrator of the Fondation "Energies pour le Monde".

Qualified in political sciences, I studied economics and published several papers in peer-review journals, most of them available on this website.