Laurence Tubiana is founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris. She is professor and director of the Sustainable Development Center at Sciences Po Paris. She is also Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Since September 2012, she serves as co-chair of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)'s Leadership Council and co-chairs the SDSN working group on Deep Decarbonization Pathways. She is also president of the Board of Governors of the French Development Agency.
In May 2014, Laurence Tubiana was appointed Special Representative of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Laurent Fabius, for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. In 2012, she was appointed by the French government to the National Steering Committee on Energy Transition to facilitate the discussion on France's energy and provide recommendations on the definition of long-term pathways for the French energy system. From May 2009 to May 2010, she was in charge of launching the new direction of Global Publics Goods of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. And from 1997 to 2002, she served as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of France on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. Previously, she served as Member of the French Council of Economic Analysis and as Research Director for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). She also represented European NGOs at the World Bank and directed the French-based NGO Solagral.