Former Head of EU Policies, Center for Energy & Climate

Research Interests:

  • Climate change governance
  • European energy policy
  • Electricity markets
  • France


From 2014 to 2022, Carole Mathieu was Head of EU Policies at the Center for Energy & Climate of the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri). Her research areas primarily covered climate change policies and the transformation of energy systems, European energy policy, and security of gas supply.

Prior to joining Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate, she was an analyst at the French Energy Regulatory Commission (2010-2014) where she was actively involved in defining and defending the positions of the French regulator in the discussions with European Institutions, network and infrastructure operators and market players. Her work focused on the harmonization of European gas network and market rules and on questions relating to energy security of supply of the European Union. She has regularly conducted training sessions at the French Gas Association (AFG) on the EU energy policy and on energy markets regulation. Holding a Master’s degree in Public Administration – Energy from Sciences Po Paris, Carole Mathieu has also studied at Boston College (Massachusetts, U.S.).

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The European Councils of March 2007 and October 2014 have defined the major guidelines of the European climate policy for the 2010-2020 and 2020-2030 decades. These commitments have then been used as negotiation roadmaps for two major conferences on climate held under the United-Nations...

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