Bettina  LAVILLE


Member of the “Conseil d’Etat”, Chair of Comité 21, founder and editor of the journal Vraiment Durable
Doctor of literature, graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP), and former ENA student, Bettina Laville was Chief of Staff of the Minister for Francophonie, Alain Decaux, and then Chief of Staff of the Minister of Environment, Brice Lalonde, and also advisor to French Prime Minister between 1992 and 1993; she coordinated the Rio Conference for France. In 1994, she founded Comité 21.
She was then advisor on environmental issues to the French President and advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin. In this role, she coordinated the French positions on the Kyoto Protocol.
She also set up the sustainable development legal department of the law firm Landwell & Associés (PWC) and both alone and in collaboration has written numerous books, reports and articles.