New president of Plan Bleu: Guillaume Sainteny

During their General Assembly on July 6, 2021, the members of Plan Bleu elected their new Governance Guillaume Sainteny succeeds Thierry Lavoux as president of Plan Bleu

The Plan Bleu is a center of expertise in development and the environment at the service of the 21 Mediterranean countries. Its main mission is to protect the Mediterranean basin by guiding the authorities for enlightened decision-making. Guillaume Sainteny will therefore chair a team of experts, led by François Guerquin. The Plan Bleu produces environmental and socio-economic information and knowledge in order to alert decision-makers and actors to environmental risks and the challenges of sustainable development in the Mediterranean, and to shape futures for development. It is one of the Regional Activity Centers of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP). Located in Marseille, Plan Bleu is part of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP),


“We are delighted to welcomeMr. Guillaume Sainteny and warmly thank Mr. Thierry Lavoux, to whom he succeeds as president of our office, made up of experts who contribute to the scientific governance of Plan Bleu”

François Guerquin, Director Plan Bleu

Guillaume Sainteny is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, holder of an MBA, a master’s degree in law, a doctorate in political science and former auditor of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale. He has held several positions within the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, in particular those of Deputy Director of the Cabinet of the Minister and then Director of Economic Studies and Environmental Assessment. He teaches sustainable development at AgroParisTech after having taught at Sciences-Po and at the Ecole Polytechnique. He currently sits in various organizations (French Academy of Agriculture, National Biodiversity Council, Steering Committee of the Federation of Regional Natural Parks, etc.) Guillaume Sainteny’s work and publications focus, in particular, on environmental policies, eco-taxation, biodiversity, climate change, etc.

Guillaume Sainteny’s great expertise in the fields of science-politics and the environment will be a force in carrying out the main mission of Plan Bleu: to protect the Mediterranean basin by guiding the authorities for enlightened decision-making. From July 6, 2021, you can find the new composition of the office here:

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