Sebastien is a senior legal and policy advisor at CLP. He is an environmental lawyer working on international environmental policy and law in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, forest governance, REDD+ and human rights.
Sebastien's particular areas of expertise are the development and implementation of international environmental law, with a particular focus on climate change, biodiversity and forests. He has produced numerous publications relevant to these topics, including on: legal frameworks for REDD+, the land-use regime under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), synergies between the REDD+ and FLEGT initiatives and the interpretation and implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
His work for CLP also includes providing in depth legal analysis combined with policy and strategic advice related to these issues, both in international policy fora, such as the UNFCCC, where he has provided technical and analytical support to civil society groups and at the national level, where he has supported the reform processes of forest policies and laws in a number of African countries.
Before joining Climate Law and Policy, Sebastien worked at ClientEarth in the Latin American team within the Climate and Forest programme. His past experiences also include working for the UNFCCC Secretariat and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sebastien holds an LLM in environmental law from the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He also holds an LLB from the University of Buckingham and a BA in Politics and French from the University of Warwick as well as a Certificate of Political Studies from the Institute of Political Studies in Grenoble, France. Sebastien is fluent in English and French and is currently based in Hanoi.