Raphaël Billé

Responsable projet régional de gestion des zones côtières (Nouvelle Calédonie, Polynésie française, Fidji et Vanuatu) Secrétariat de la Communauté du Pacifique
Workarea Biodiversité, ressources naturelles, adaptation au changement climatique

Biodiversity Programme Director and Team leader, Adaptation to climate change

Raphaël has been leading the development and management of both biodiversity and adaptation programmes at IDDRI since 2006. In this capacity he plans and oversees activities on a wide variety of topics ranging from high seas biodiversity governance to tropical deforestation, from climate adaptation policies to biodiversity economics. His personal research focus includes ocean and coastal management, the economics of biodiversity, evaluation of environmental policies, and analysis of decision-making processes.

Holding a PhD in environmental management (AgroParisTech) and two masters in urban & regional planning and environmental economics, Raphaël Billé started his career as Scientific Attaché at the French Embassy in Pakistan, before joining UNDP in Indonesia as a Junior Professional Officer. In charge of the Biodiversity and International Waters focal areas, he then developed several medium and large GEF projects and supervised two small-grants programmes. Raphaël Billé later established himself as an independent consultant and was contracted by IUCN as well as the French and Dutch cooperations.

A regular lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) on "Biodiversity policies" as well as an occasional lecturer in several other French universities, Raphaël Billé speaks French and English fluently and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

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