Chercheur associé, Centre Énergie & Climat de l'Ifri


Domaines d'expertise: 

  • Pétrole
  • Gaz
  • Marchés du charbon


Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe est consultante en énergie, spécialiste des questions internationales. Depuis 2012, elle collabore avec le Centre Énergie & Climat de l’Ifri en tant que chercheur associé, avec CyclOpe, la publication de référence sur les matières premières et avec CEDIGAZ, le Centre international d’information sur le gaz naturel de l’IFPEN. Elle est conférencière à Paris Dauphine et à l’IFP-Training.

Sylvie a une connaissance approfondie des marchés gaziers et charbonniers mondiaux, acquise au cours de sa carrière, tout d’abord comme secrétaire général de CEDIGAZ, au sein de l’IFPEN, puis Directrice de Projet, au Centre du Gaz de la Commission Economique pour l'Europe des Nations Unies à Genève, puis Administrateur Principal, Expert en matière de gaz, à l’Agence Internationale de l’Energie, puis Adjointe au Directeur du Développement Commercial, au sein d’ATIC SERVICES et Conseiller auprès du Président pour les Questions Énergétiques.

Elle est l’auteur de plusieurs publications de référence sur les marchés gaziers et charbonniers. Sylvie est diplômée de l’École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM).


All my publications

The major transformations that are occurring on the Chinese gas market have profound repercussions on the global gas and LNG markets, especially on trade, investment and prices. In just two years, China has become the world’s first gas importer and is on track to become the largest importer of...


China’s gas industry has been moving into a new era. China’s natural gas demand has skyrocketed amid a state campaign that encourages coal-to-gas switching. In just two years, China added 75 billion cubic meters (bcm) to global gas demand, the equivalent of the UK gas market, the second...


For the second consecutive year, the coal sector registered good results in 2018. Global coal demand continues to increase (+0.7% in 2018), reversing the trend observed in 2015-16. Coal accounted for 26% of global primary energy consumption, maintaining its position as the second-largest...


In most of the pathways that limit global warming to 1.5°C, capture of CO2 from fossil-fuel or biomass-based installations and its long-term geological storage (carbon capture and storage - CCS and bio-energy with carbon capture and storage - BECCS) plays a crucial role.


Under particular US legal rationale, such as calling foreign imports a “national security threat”, President Donald Trump has started imposing tariffs and/or quotas and has launched national security investigations on a growing number of imported goods from US allies and others alike.


Coal in the power sector is the principal focus of climate-related policies due to its high carbon intensity, making CO2 emissions from coal a leading contributor to climate change. 


Shortly after his inauguration in May 2017, the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, announced a major policy shift away from nuclear and coal power, and toward renewables and gas. This would have meant a complete U-turn from previous policies, considering that nuclear and coal produced 40%...


Following difficult years for the European gas industry, natural gas is back to the front stage. Given its environmental credentials, its flexibility, its performance and the variety of its uses, gas has a key role to play in the reduction of green house gas emissions, the improvement of air...

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President Trump is using tariffs and quotas as weapons in his trade dispute with China. Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe and Jean-François Boittin of think tank the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) argue that his actions threaten US energy dominance worldwide.