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Laurence Tubiana

Executive Director of the European Climate Foundation

Laurence Tubiana serves as the Director General of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). She is also Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the French Development Agency (AFD) and a professor at Sciences Po Paris. Prior to joining the ECF in March 2017, Laurence served as France's Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations and Special Representative of Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius for COP21. Following COP21, she was named a High-Level Champion for climate action.

Laurence began her career as a research director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). In the 1980s and early 1990s, she founded and then directed Solagral, an NGO working on food security and global environment. From 1997 to 2002, she was Senior Advisor for the Environment to French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. In 2002, she founded the Paris-based Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), which she directed until 2014. From 2009 to 2010, she created and then directed the new Global Public Goods Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2013, she chaired the French national debate on energy transition.

Laurence has held several academic positions, including as Professor and Scientific Director for the Master in International Development and Environmental Studies at Sciences Po, Paris, and Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, New York. She has served on numerous boards and scientific committees, including the China Committee on Environment and International Development.






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