Founded in 2001, IDDRI is a Foundation of public interest. The new statutes of the "Research Foundation Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations", known as IDDRI (Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations) were approved by the French Council of State on 4 November 2009.


IDDRI’s board is composed of 15 administrators, divided into three constituencies:

Founding members

  • EDF, represented by Claude Nahon
  • EpE, represented by Claire Tutenuit
  • GDF-Suez, represented by Françoise Guichard
  • Veolia, represented by Pierre Victoria
  • BNP Paribas, represented by Laurence Pessez

Ex officio members

  • ADEME, represented by François Moisan
  • AFD, represented by Alain Henry
  • CIRAD, represented by Michel Eddi
  • CNRS, represented by Stéphanie Thiébault
  • INRA, represented by Jean-François Soussana

Qualified persons

  • Jean Jouzel (IPSL)
  • Christine Musselin (Sciences Po)
  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre (ex-IUCN)
  • Michèle Pappalardo (Cour des comptes)
  • Laurence Tubiana (European Climate Fundation)


  • Jean Jouzel, Chair
  • Claude Nahon, Vice-Chair
  • Anne Chassagnette, Treasurer
  • Michel Eddi, Secretary

A government’s commissioner, designated by the Ministry of Interior, attends the board’s working sessions with an advisory status. He sees that the foundation’s statutes and the public interest dimension of its activity are guaranteed.


This multidisciplinary council ensures the monitoring of emerging scientific issues in order to guide the work of the teams and to support the board in identifying new areas of research. Claude Henry chairs the council.

IDDRI’s scientific council is composed of 15 members:


The council’s objective is to discuss societal issues in order to steer the activities of the Foundation and to guarantee the relevance of its work. It is chaired by Daniel Lebègue.

The advisory council is composed of 32 members, representing the different stakeholders in society:


  • Martin Bortzmeyer, Deputy Head of the Sustainable development Unit, Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea
  • Audrey Coreau, Project manager "National Strategies Department, European and international", Agence Française de la Biodiversité
  • Philippe Orliange, Executive Director in charge of strategy and partnerships, Agence française de développement (AFD) 

Research institutes and universities

  • Céline Charveriat, Executive Director, Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) - Chair of the Board, Climate Action Network in Europe
  • Pierre Ducret, Special Advisor for climate change at Caisse des Dépôts Group and Chair of I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics
  • Adolf Kloke-Lesch, Associate Fellow and Senior Advisor with the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (D.I.E.)
  • Franck Lecocq, Director, CIRED - Professor of economics at AgroParisTech (the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences)
  • Hervé Le Treut, Climatologist, member of the French Academy of Sciences
  • Simon Maxwell, Executive chair, European Think Tank Group
  • Patrick Plane, Research director, CNRS
  • Maria José Sanz, Scientific Director, Basque Centre of Climate Change (BC3)
  • Achim Steiner, Director of the Oxford Martin School

Private sector

  • Bertrand Badré, CEO and Founder of Blue Orange Capital
  • Carmen Becerril, Member of the Board of Directors, ACCIONA, S.A. and member of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Thomas Becker, Partner & Member of the Board, PHOTOCAT
  • Nicolas Blanc, Deputy Director of Strategy in charge of Research, Innovation & strategic priorities, Caisse des Dépôts Group (CDC)
  • Bernard Carayon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Management & Control, AMUNDI
  • Jean-Christophe Laugée, VP Nature & Cycles Sustainability, DANONE
  • Luis Neves, Chairman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), and Climate Change and Sustainability Officer; Executive Vice President at Deutsche Telekom Group
  • Emmanuel Normant, Director of Sustainable Development, SAINT GOBAIN
  • François Pistre, Director of Institute of Sustainable Mobility and CIR Deputy Director, RENAULT
  • Alice Steenland, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, AXA

Development actors, trade unions, representative of civil society

  • Marie-Claire Cailletaud, Research engineer, Confédération générale du travail (CGT)
  • Pascal Canfin, CEO, WWF France
  • Denez L'Hostis, Chairman of France Nature Environnement (FNE)
  • Béatrice Néré, Head of Southern Europe, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Pierre Perbos, Member of the Executive Committee and President of RAC
  • Alison Tate, Director of Economic and Social Policy of the global labour union peak body, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Local authorities

  • Jérôme Bignon, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Senator of the Somme department
  • Célia Blauel, Deputy Mayor of Paris for the environment, sustainable development, water, canal policies and the Climate Energy Plan
  • Sabine Buis, Deputy of the Ardèche, France
  • Chantal Jouanno, Vice President of the Region Ile de France