Benoit Lefevre is Senior Associate for Transport and Climate at CEP and EMBARQ, WRI. He is in charge of developing a new initiative on transport and climate change. Benoit leads the Transport Working Group of the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS-GP).
Previously, Benoit worked as the director of the Urban Fabric Program (UFP) at the Institute of sustainable development and international relation (IDDRI), a think tank based in Paris and Brussels. He has done research and consultancy on Urban energy modeling, Urban GHG inventory, Integrated land-use and transport policies, Real-estate and housing markets, Urban green growth, Carbon finance and cities, City networks and post-2012 negotiation process. Prior to joining Iddri, Benoit was visiting scholar at the Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS) and the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California, Berkeley.
Benoit holds a PhD in economics and finance from Mines ParisTech and a Master Degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics. He did his Post-doctorate at the Center for Energy, Columbia University, New York.
Benoit is also Lead Author for the chapter 16 “Cross-cutting Investment and Finance Issues” of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5), Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).