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 made up 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
  • Institut Veolia Environnement, represented by Pierre Victoria

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

  • Michel Griffon (ANR)
  • Jean Jouzel (IPSL)
  • Christine Musselin (Sciences Po)
  • Jean-Michel Charpin (IGF)
  • Julia Marton-Lefèvre (IUCN)


  • 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 made up of 13 members:

  • Philippe Aghion (Harvard University, Sciences Po)
  • Scott Barrett (Columbia University)
  • Ian Goldin (Oxford University)
  • Pierre-Henri Gouyon (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, AgroParisTech, Sciences Po, CNRS)
  • François Guinot (CNRS, Académie des technologies)
  • Alain Grandjean (climate-energy expert at the Grenelle de l’environnement)
  • Claude Henry (Sciences Po, Columbia University)
  • Sylvie Joussaume (CNRS)
  • Georgina Mace (Imperial College London)
  • Laurent Mermet (ENGREF-AgroParisTech)
  • Shyama Ramani (United Nations University in Maastricht,
    École polytechnique)
  • Lord Nicholas Stern (Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and I.G Patel Professor of Economics & Government, LSE)
  • Michel Vivant (Sciences Po)


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 made up of 24 members, representing the different stakeholders in society:


  • Michel Badré (CGEDD)
  • Pierre-Franck Chevet (Ministry of Ecology)
  • Philippe Lacoste (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Research institutes and universities

  • Patrick Duncan (CNRS)
  • Michel Eddi (INRA)
  • Sylviane Guillaumont (Auvergne University)
  • Jean-Charles Hourcade (Cired )
  • Christian Lequesne (CERI)
  • Marc Pallemaerts (IEEP)

Private sector

  • Matt Christensen (Axa-Investment Managers)
  • Pierre Ducret (Caisse des dépôts Climat)
  • Françoise Guichard (GDF-Suez)
  • Claude Nahon (EDF)
  • Kareen Rispal (Lafarge)
  • Jean-Pierre Tardieu (Institut Veolia Environnement)
  • Jean-Pierre Tillon (InVivo)
  • Claire Tutenuit (EpE)
  • Gilles Vermot-Desroches (Schneider Electric)

Non-governmental organisations and trade unions

  • Pierre-Yves Chanu (CGT)
  • John Evans (TUAC)
  • Timothy Geer (WWF International)
  • Daniel Lebègue (IFA)
  • Camilla Toulmin (IIED)

Local authorities

  • Denis Baupin (Deputy to the Mayor of Paris)

Other participant

  • Jean Jouzel