Jean-Yves Caneill

Head of Climate Policy, EDF Group

Dr. Jean-Yves CANEILL got his engineering degree at ENSTA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Techniques Avancées in Paris) and pursued in the same time advanced courses in numerical analysis and convex analysis. He got his PhD Thesis at University Paris VI in 1979. He joined then Electricité de France within the R&D Division where he had various positions and activities. He launched the first project at EDF devoted to the climate issue in 1990. In 1995, he started to get involved in the climate international process and moved in the economics field and became strongly involved in the EU developments related to the design of the ETS directive, together managing research projects on the economical consequences of the carbon constraint for the management of power generation units. He moved then at the corporate level of EDF Group where he is presently Head of Climate Policy, and represents its company in many instances. He has been strongly involved in the European and international debate on the climate issue, attending the climate negotiation conferences under the Eurelectric banner. Particularly these last years he has been strongly involved in dialogues with EGTT, TNA, TEC and CTCN  process (UNFCCC) through WBCSD and ICC. He was nominated as a member of the CTCN Advisory Board to represent the private sector for a mandate of one year when this centre started its actiivity. He is also following the GCF issue as an observer. He is also involved in different collaborations with MIT, CEPS, and IDDRI.