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Chief Executive Officer

Stéphane POUFFARY works in the field of international cooperation for more than 30 years. For more than 10 years he founded the ENERGIES 2050 association active in more than 70 countries of which he is the General Manager.

During his career, he has worked for several international and national institutions and has set up, coordinated and participated in more than 250 multi-partner international projects supporting international institutions, national and subnational governments, local authorities as well as multi-stakeholders coalitions, CSO, public or private organisations. He is a specialist in the development and implementation of strategies to fight climate change and of programs of actions and low-carbon development projects with high innovation potential in the fields of mitigation, adaptation, resiliency, sustainable cities and territories in addition to capacity building programs and access to climate finance.

Mr Stéphane POUFFARY has performed the role of Team Leader in a significant number of international development multidisciplinary Climate Change (CC) project for ENERGIES 2050, SOAR, ADEME, UCLG Africa, UNEP, UNDP, European Union, Expertise France, GIZ for more than 20 years. He has more than 25 years of experience in climate change policies, the energy sector and the elaboration of national and international strategies. He has been working for more than 20 years on the elaboration of National Climate Strategies such as since 2015 NDCs/INDCs. He developed a perfect command of institutional strengthening and capacity building in high-level debates on climate change. He is also well versed in the development, implementation and capacity building regarding all the corresponding topics as for example MRV systems. Stéphane is also doing numerous lectures in French and international Universities, Engineer schools and professional courses.

Mr. Pouffary has an extensive experience in a significant number developing countries (Africa, SIDS, Latin America) but also other transition economies countries in the Asia-Pacific Region in additional to a number of additional experience in industrialised countries and notably in Europe. His intensive international experience allows him to understand the current situation and the future needs of Global challenges to reach SDGs and to tackle climate change.

He is the author of over 200 technical publications. He has also founded or co-founded and is involved in several international initiatives (Climate Task Force of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), ART’s PLANET, Francophonie Initiative for Sustainable Cities (IFVD), Global ABC (Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction , ethiCarbon® ...).