Environmental Legal and Policy Consultant
Sebastien is an international environmental law and policy professional working on the development and implementation of environmental law and policy at both international and national levels.
His substantive expertise includes climate change, forest, land-use and natural resource governance, REDD+, international wildlife management and trade. His expertise also includes designing safeguard frameworks linked to development finance.
Sebastien has experience carrying out legal and policy analysis, research and drafting, project and team management, as well as capacity building and facilitating stakeholder consultations. He has also worked in several international negotiations, including UNFCCC and CITES, supporting governments and NGOs in developing and implementing their lobbying strategies.
He is fluent in English and French and has worked for clients that include the World Bank, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the UN REDD Programme, the European Forest Institute, SNV, WWF, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the Franz Weber Wildlife Foundation. Sebastien has lived in Vietnam (2 years), and worked in Bhutan, Pakistan, Ghana, Kenya and the Republic of Congo.
Environmental and Social Policy Consultant
Ugo is an international policy professional, with a specific expertise in climate change policy (including REDD+) and social and environmental safeguards.
He has proven experience in policy and legal analysis, social and environmental assessments, strategic advice, stakeholder consultations, capacity building, project and team development, project management, implementation and monitoring for a variety of partners and funders.
Ugo has worked for several organisations in the private and public sector and has worked closely with stakeholders at all levels including inter-governmental agencies, national and sub-national governments, local communities, indigenous groups, civil society and private sector. Some of his past clients include the World Bank, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the UN REDD Programme, UN Development Programme, Inter-American Development Bank, International Institute for Environment and Development, GIZ and SNV.
He is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and has In-country experience in Bhutan, Cambodia, Ghana, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Vietnam.