Raphaël Billé

Raphaël Billé, a French national, joined the Pacific Community (SPC) in New Caledonia in 2014 to coordinate the RESCCUE Project – a Pacific-wide resilience building initiative funded by AFD and FFEM. Before that, Raphaël led for 7 years the development and management of both Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation programmes at IDDRI. Holding a PhD in environmental management and two masters in urban & regional planning and environmental economics, Raphaël started his career as Scientific Attaché at the French Embassy in Pakistan, before joining UNDP in Indonesia as a Biodiversity Programme Officer. Raphaël then consulted for international NGOs, bilateral cooperation agencies and international organisations on climate change and biodiversity issues until joining IDDRI. He has field experience in about 20 countries spanning Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific, works in English, French and Spanish and has authored or co-authored over a hundred scientific papers, reports, books and book chapters. Main recent publications Magnan A.K., Colombier M., Billé R., Joos F., Hoegh-Guldberg O., Pörtner H.-O., Waisman H., Spencer T., Gattuso J.-P. 2016. Implications of the Paris Agreement for the ocean. Nature Climate Change. doi :10.1038/nclimate3038 Gattuso, J.-P., Magnan, A., Billé, R., Cheung, W., Howes, E., Joos, F., Allemand, D., Bopp, L., Cooley, S., Eakin, M., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Kelly, R.P., Pörtner, H.-O., Rogers, A., Baxter, J., Laffoley, D., Osborn, D., Rankovic, A., Rochette, J., Sumaila, U.R., Treyer, S., Turley, C. 2015. Contrasting Futures for Ocean and Society from Different Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions Scenarios. Science 349(6243): aac4722. Rochette, J., Billé, R., Molenaar, E.J., Drankier, P., Chabason, L. 2015. Regional Oceans Governance Mechanisms: a Review. Marine Policy 60: 9-19. Billé, R., Rochette, J. 2015. The Mediterranean ICZM Protocol: Paper treaty or wind of change? Ocean and Coastal Management 105: 84-91. Billé, R., Cury, P., Loreau, M., Maris, V. 2014. Biodiversité : vers une sixième extinction de masse. La Ville Brûle, Collection 360, 200 p. Rochette, J., Billé, R. 2013. Bridging the gap between legal and institutional developments within regional seas frameworks. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 28(3): 433-463.