Arnaud Comolet is a Senior Environmental, Sustainable Development and Green Economic Policies Expert and Programme Manager with more than 35 years of professional experience in private consultancies, the UN system and public administrations. He has joined Technopolis Paris in September 2021 as Senior Consultant on the Green Transition.
Arnaud Comolet has a dynamic personality with excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build long term relationships with partners engaged in the implementation of Agenda 2030, and EU Green Deal and has demonstrated professional and multidisciplinary competence in a broad range of issues and tools related to the sustainable and international/European management of natural capital, including biodiversity and ecosystems protection, water management and water economics, marine and coastal environment, green/blue economy and natural capital accounting, climate change mainstreaming and climate finance, and a strong experience in providing policy advice and strategic direction in these areas drawing upon international best practices and multi-country experience, including 10 years of field experience in African, Asian, Caribbean, Eastern-European and Mediterranean developing countries.
After obtaining his PhD in Economics (1990), for which he specialised in environmental accounting and assessment and wrote a thesis on “Accounting for nature: elements for a driving analysis of systems of natural capital accounts”, he began focussing on long-term consultancy and advisory services for: the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) (1987-1993); Planistat Europe (1994-2002); UNDP (2002-2005, 2016-2017, and 2018-2019); the City Cluster of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France (2005-2014); the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (SCBD, UNEP) for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014-2016); the UNEP’s Blue Plan in the Mediterranean region (2018, and 2020-2021) and, more recently, Sofreco (2021). Arnaud Comolet is perfectly fluent in French and English, has a basic understanding of Spanish, and has the ability to work in a multicultural context and under pressure, as part of a team.