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.



  • Robiou du Pont Y, Meinshausen M. 2018  Warming assessment of the bottom-up Paris Agreement emissions pledges. Nature Communications 9, available at: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07223-9.
  • Robiou du Pont Y, Jeffery M L, Gütschow J, Rogelj J, Christoff P and Meinshausen M. 2017 Equitable mitigation to achieve the Paris Agreement goals Nature Climate Change 7 38–43 Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3186
  • Supporting interactive website at: www.paris-equity-check.org
  • Robiou du Pont Y, Jeffery L, Gütschow J, Meinshausen, M, 2016 National contributions for decarbonizing the world economy in line with the G7 agreement Environmental Research Letter 11, 054005 Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054005
  • Meinshausen M., Jeffery L., Guetschow J., Robiou du Pont Y., Rogelj J., Schaeffer M., Höhne N., den Elzen M., Oberthür S. and Meinshausen N. 2015 National post-2020 greenhouse gas targets and diversity-aware leadership Nature Climate Change 1–10 Online: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nclimate2826

Grey literature

  • Robiou du Pont Y. 2017 The Paris Agreement global goals: What does a fair share for G20 countries look like? Climate and Energy College Working Paper. Online: http://climatecollege.unimelb.edu.au/paris-agreement-global-goals-what-does-fair-share-g20-countries-look  
  • Strauch, Lisa; Yann Robiou du Pont and Julia Balanowski 2018: Multi-level climate governance in Vietnam. Bridging national planning and local climate action. Berlin: adelphi.
  • Synthesis Report of the V-LED project on Multi-Level Climate Governance. Expected in 2019. Berlin: adelphi.