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41, rue du Four
Biodiversity Programme Director and Team leader, Adaptation to climate change
Raphaël oversees the development and management of both biodiversity and adaptation programmes and teams, in relation with IDDRI’s Directors, board and main external partners. His experience and leadership span most fields of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, as well as adaptation to climate change. His primary research focus includes ocean and coastal management, evaluation of environmental policies, and analysis of decision-making processes.
Holding a PhD in environmental management and two masters in regional planning and environmental economics, Raphaël started his career with various positions as a researcher, consultant and project manager for IUCN, UNDP, the French and Dutch cooperations as well as a research institute, until he joined IDDRI in 2006.
A regular lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) on "Biodiversity economics and policies" as well as an occasional lecturer in several other French universities, Raphaël is also a member of the Commission on Protected Areas of the French IUCN Committee.
He speaks French and English fluently and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
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