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Affiliation: 
International Energy Agency
Department: 
Energy and Environment
Expertise: 
Emissions trading, solar power

Biography

A former science journalist, Cedric Philibert, born in 1954, advised the French environment minister (1988-1990). In 1990 he published two books on climate change and on renewable energies. From 1992 to 1998 he advised the CEO of the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Efficiency, then joined United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and, in 2000, the International Energy Agency (IEA), in charge of the "evolution of climate policy." In 2002 he published with Jonathan Pershing the IEA's Beyond Kyoto book. In 2005 he co-authored with Richard Baron the IEA's publication "Act Locally Trade Globally." Qualified in political sciences, he studied economics and published numerous papers in peer-reviewed and other journals.