School coordinator : Julien LEFEVRE
Michel COLOMBIER is co-founder and Scientific Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) since 2002, and associated professor at Sciences-Po Paris. He has developed a wide operational expertise in the field of Energy and Environment Policy design, but always maintained a strong connection with the University, teaching and developing research activities. He was before Director General of ICE (International Consulting on Energy) developing activities at both local (cities, regions) and international level (governments, international institutions and firms) ; Senior Advisor in the cabinet of the Minister of Energy and Head of the “strategy and evaluation” Department of Ademe (French Agency for Environment and Energy). He served as member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the GEF (Global Environment Facility) and as negotiator in the UNFCCC process.
Céline GUIVARCH is a senior researcher at CIRED, and associate professor at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Before joining academia, she worked for two years in Central Asia for a project on climate change, which included a task on building a economy-energy model for Kazakhstan to evaluate the potential for GHG emissions reductions. This experience led her to start a PhD on the economics of climate change mitigation in 2006. In 2011, she took a year off academia to work at the International Energy Agency, in the Climate Change Unit. Since then, her research has focused on the evaluation of climate policies, mitigation costs, the social cost of carbon, energy efficiency, energy security, energy poverty, integrated assessment modelling, long-term socioeconomic scenarios, and uncertainties in models and decisions. She is currently co-PI of the French Interdisciplinary Group on Nationally Determined Contributions, formed to foster interdisciplinary research and dialogue between researchers and climate negociators.
Jean-Charles HOURCADE is Director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and ex-director of the CIRED. Since 1990, he has played a key role in french social science research coordination for backing up the awareness and negotiating capacities of official and governmental agencies in charge with climate change. He is also an international leading expert in climate policy and was lead author of chapters for the Second (1996) and the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC and he is committed to international cooperation through European and larger networks (EMF, etc.).
Emilio LA ROVERE is full Professor of the Energy Planning Program and Executive Coordinator of the Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and the Environment at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ). He is a leading expert in climate policy in Brazil and at the international level and has worked as a consultant and adviser for the Brazilian government (Special Adviser on Climate Change) and many other national and international organisations. Since the 90s, he has been lead author of the Assessment Reports of the IPCC (from SAR to AR5).
Franck LECOCQ, lecturer at AgroParisTech, is director of CIRED. His research focuses on the economics of climate change, including, inter alia, inter- and intra-generational equity, relationships between climate change and development, carbon markets, and the role of forests in climate policy. He has been lead author of the IPCC 4th and 5th Assessment Reports (Working Group III) and he is a member of various expert groups, including French Expert Committee on Energy Transition that assesses France’s performances against its decarbonization goals.
Julien LEFEVRE is researcher at CIRED and lecturer at AgroParisTech. He holds a PhD in environmental economics. His research focuses on energy and climate change economics, energy-economy hybrid modelling, CGE modelling and energy and low carbon transitions at national scale. He has special experience in assessing low carbon pathways in Brazil and France. He is also coordinator of the Economic Modelling of Environment, Energy and Climate track of the MSc program in Environmental, Energy and Transport Economics from Université Paris Saclay.
Steve PYE is a senior researcher from the UCL Energy Institute. He has been undertaking research and consultancy on energy issues since 2001, before moving into academia in 2010. He primarily researches on the socio-economic aspects of transitions to a low carbon society, both at the UK, EU and global scales. A current research effort concerns how energy modelling can better inform decision making under uncertainty in the UK, through combining quantitative and qualitative research methods. This draws on over 10 years of experience in providing decision support on energy strategy issues for the UK Government. Steve’s other main current research area relates to equity and fairness considerations across low carbon transitions, both in the UK, and for the EU28 under the Horizon 2020 project, REEEM. He also continues to be active in researching the feasibility and costs of deep decarbonisation pathways and net zero emission systems.
Evelina TRUTNEVYTE is a senior researcher, group leader and lecturer at ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Systems Science. She is a member of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research-Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE), ETH Energy Science Center (ETH ESC), and an associate of the ETH Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ETH ISTP). She is also an Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London, Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources. She holds the highly competitive Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Energy career grant. She is an energy systems analyst and modeler, specializing in socio-technical approaches and energy decision making under deep uncertainty and at science-society interface.
Henri WAISMAN is the coordinator of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) within the Climate Program at IDDRI since December 2013. After graduating from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Lyon in physical sciences, he joined the CIRED (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement) in 2005 where he conducted modeling work for the analysis of socio-economic impacts of energy and climate issues. He obtained a PhD in economics of the environment from EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in April 2012 for his study of the relationship between carbon pricing, constraints on oil markets and spatial organisation of urban systems in the context of ambitious climate policies.