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Executive Director, European Climate Foundation (ECF)

Emmanuel Guérin is Executive Director for Global Policies at the European Climate Foundation (ECF).

Previously he was a consultant at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and prior to that, he was an Associate Director of Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

He has also been the coordinator of the energy and climate programme at the French Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) between September 2007 and September 2013. The programme covers the international and domestic dimensions of energy and climate policies. It focuses on energy and climate economic modelling and backcasting; on the implementation and the interaction of public policy instruments in Europe and big emerging countries; on the support for low carbon technology innovation and diffusion; and the links between mitigation and trade policies.

On behalf of Climate Strategies, Emmanuel led an international network of economists working on climate, a European project gathering several leading research institutions on the strengthening of the European Climate and Energy Package (EU CEP).

He is a visiting research fellow at the Grantham Institute of the London School of Economics. His research deals with the international dimension of green growth and focuses on the links between mitigation policies, global imbalances, and public debt. He teaches the politics and the economics of the environment at Sciences Po University in Paris.

Emmanuel was policy advisor to the Chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations for two years, between Bali and Copenhagen. He was personally involved in the international politics of the global deal on climate.

Emmanuel holds a master's degree in International Affairs and Development Economics from Sciences Po Paris, and a bachelor's degree in physics and chemistry from Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. Before joining IDDRI, he worked on development aid at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and on Chinese investments in Africa at the French Embassy in Mali.