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 safeguard and policy specialist with experience working on social and environmental safeguard processes in the forest and land use sectors in +15 countries, at the national and sub-national level with governments, local communities, indigenous groups, civil society and private sector.
His expertise includes climate change policy, REDD+, forests, land-use and natural resource governance. He has proven experience in policy and legal analysis, social and environmental assessments, development of safeguards management frameworks and monitoring systems, SESA, ESMF, stakeholder consultations and capacity building, project evaluation and due diligence for a variety of partners and funders including World Bank, UNDP, IADB, GIZ, CI, SNV, FAO, KfW, CAFI in the capacity of expert and team leader.
He is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and experience working in/on Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ecuador, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Madagascar, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Vietnam.