Benoît is the Managing Director of I4CE – Institute for Climate Economics, the think tank on the economics of the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy initiated by Caisse des Dépôts and Agence Française de Développement.
Benoît has been advising, since 2002, public and private decision-makers on issues related to the transition to a low-carbon economy, including policies and economic tools. He lectures on the economics of climate change in various Masters programs. He is also a member of several expert groups, inter alia: the Kyoto Protocol’s Article 6 Supervisory Committee; the Advisory Board on Economic matters to the French Minister for Environment; the Goodplanet Foundation’s Scientific Committee. In addition, he was in 2013 a member of the group of experts for the French Debate on Energy Transition.
Prior to joining the Caisse des Dépôts group, Benoît worked on greenhouse gas emission verification assignments, particularly in the energy sector, and on advisory assignments on the economics of climate change, for public and private clients.
Benoît is an engineering graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the ENSTA Paris Tech, and holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics from Paris-X University. A French national, he is fluent in French, English and Spanish.