Laurence Tubiana, Ph.D in Economics of Sciences Po Paris, professor and director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), visiting professor of Columbia University in 2010. She was in charge of launching the Department of Global Public Good of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. As the founder of IDDRI, professor Laurence has been paying attention to international conferences about climate change and actively participated in.
In 2012, Laurence Tubiana was appointed by the French government to the National Steering Committee on Energy Transition to facilitate the discussion on France's energy and provide recommendations on the definition of long-term pathways for the French energy system. From May 2009 to May 2010, she was in charge of launching the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. And from 1997 to 2002, she served as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of France on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. Previously, she served as Member of the French Council of Economic Analysis and as Research Director for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). She also represented European NGOs at the World Bank and directed the French-based NGO Solagral.
Laurence Tubiana is member of several scientific boards of main research institutions such as the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the India Council for Sustainable Development and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. Founder of the journal Le Courrier de la Planète, she has published a number of articles and books on environment, development and international issues. Since 2007, she co-directs the publication of the annual review Sustainable Development in Action – A Planet for Life.
She created and is the editor of Le Courrier de la Planète, and has published a great deal of articles and books on environment, development and international issues.