Yann Robiou du Pont is a research fellow in IDDRI's climate team. His work focuses on enhancing the ambition of countries' climate pledges (NDCs) under the UNFCCC, informed by long-term strategies.
Yann obtained his thesis "Climate justice: can we agree to disagree? Operationalising competing equity principles to mitigate global warming" from the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with PIK in Germany.
He holds a Magister in Fundamental Physics and a Master's degree in "Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate, Space Observations". His previous experiences include:
- Project management at adelphi on multi-level climate governance in Africa and Asia
- Research consultancy in Australia and Europe on decarbonisation strategies and policies
- Scientific support to the Small Islands Developing States and Least Developed Countries at UNFCCC conferences (including COP21).
- Scientific advice on climate litigation cases against Australia, the Netherlands and the European Union.