Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate
- hydrogen potential and strategies
- decarbonization of the industry
- low carbon policies and technologies
Cédric Philibert is an independent consultant and senior analyst of energy and climate issues, with a focus on renewable energy for industry and transports, the roles of electrification and hydrogen in decarbonising the global economy. He is also an associate fellow of the Ifri (Institut français des relations internationales) and of the Australian National University. He is teaching part time at Sciences Po Paris.
He worked for 19 years at the International Energy Agency. He worked first in the energy and environment division, in charge of the evolution of the international climate change mitigation framework. In 2009 he moved into the renewable energy division where he was responsible for technology policies.
A journalist by training, Cédric Philibert served as an advisor to the French Environment Minister from 1988-1990. In 1990 he published two books on climate change and on renewable energy. From 1992 to 1998 he served as an advisor to the CEO of the French Agency for the Environment ADEME, before joining UNEP, then the IEA. He retired from the IEA at end October, 2019.
With qualifications in political sciences and economics, Cédric Philibert has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed and other journals, as well as contributions to many books and reports. His interests span from the theory of discounting to price caps and floors in emissions trading to technology development and diffusion policies.
There is now a wide understanding that larger use of clean hydrogen in future can be an important mean to achieve decarbonisation of the European economy.