The High Council on Climate

The High Council on Climate (HCC) is an independent body established by the Decree of 14 May 2019. It is tasked with issuing advice and recommendations to the Government on the implementation of public measures and policies to reduce France's greenhouse gas emissions, in keeping with its international pledges – in particular the Paris Agreement and target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Its purpose is to provide independent, neutral insights on government policy and its socio-economic and environmental impacts. Chaired by French-Canadian climate scientist Corinne Le Quéré, it is made up of thirteen members selected for their expertise in the fields of climate science, economics, agronomy and the energy transition.

Corinne Le Quere - High Council on Climate

Corinne Le Quere


Corinne Le Quéré (Chair) is a French-Canadian climate scientist. She is a Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia. She conducts ...

Michel Colombier - High Council on Climate

Michel Colombier


Michel Colombier is Scientific Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Director of the Energy and Environment Prospective Engineering Club (CLIP) and Associate Professor at ...

Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier - High Council on Climate

Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier


Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier is Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO), a joint research ...

Alain Grandjean - High Council on Climate

Alain Grandjean


Graduate of the École polytechnique and Ensae with a PhD in environmental economics, Alain Grandjean is the co-founder and member of Carbone 4, an independent consulting firm specialising in low ...

Marion Guillou - High Council on Climate

Marion Guillou


Marion Guillou is a State Advisor on special service and member of national and international boards of directors (French Institute of International Relations/IFRI, Bioversity International and International Center ...

Céline Guivarch - High Council on Climate

Céline Guivarch


Céline Guivarch is a research director at the École des Ponts and economist at the International Centre for Research on the Environment and Development (CIRED). Her work focuses ...

Jean-Marc Jancovici  - High Council on Climate

Jean-Marc Jancovici


Jean-Marc Jancovici has been working in the field of climate science since the early 2000s. He is a founding partner of Carbone 4, an independent consulting firm specialising in low ...

Benoît Leguet - High Council on Climate

Benoît Leguet


Benoît Leguet is Managing Director of the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE), the think tank on the economy of the energy transition founded by Caisse des Dé...

Valérie Masson-Delmotte - High Council on Climate

Valérie Masson-Delmotte


Valérie Masson-Delmotte is a researcher in climate science (Research Director at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission/CEA) at the Laboratory for Climate Science and the ...

Katheline Schubert - High Council on Climate

Katheline Schubert


Jean-François Soussana is a Research Director and Vice-President at France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), where he was previously Scientific Director for the Environment and is now ...

Jean-Francois Soussana  - High Council on Climate

Jean-Francois Soussana


Laurence Tubiana is President and executive director of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), chairs the Board of Directors of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and is ...

Laurence Tubiana  - High Council on Climate

Laurence Tubiana


Laurence Tubiana is CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and a Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. She previously chaired the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (...