Yamide Dagnet is Director, Climate Negotiations at WRI. She leads projects and engagement on climate negotiations for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Her work aims to advance the scaling-up of climate action and support, processes for transparent and verifiable climate data, accountability mechanisms for national commitments, and the necessary enabling, institutional and regulatory, and capacity building environments to transition toward a sustainable and fair zero-carbon and climate-resilient economy.

While at WRI, Yamide has managed flagship projects such as ACT 2015 (Agreement for Climate Transformation 2015) on the design of the 2015 climate agreement and of the World Resources Institute's PACT (Project for Advancing Climate Transparency) on the design of guidelines and mechanisms for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and she contributed to the Climate Justice Dialogue.

Yamide brings more than 18 years of experience in advancing environmental objectives, having worked for the UK, French and Belgian governments, including as a policy lead and negotiator on the UNFCCC measurement, reporting and verification framework for the UK, as manager of the UK greenhouse gas inventory, as the UK Deputy Focal Point for the IPCC, as a reviewer under the UNFCCC of countries’ national communications, as the UK representative for the European standardization process for chemicals in contact with drinking water, and as France’s focal point for the EU neighborhood policy and twinning program.

Yamide holds a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Technology of Compiegne (France), with a minor in European studies and specialization in environment, security and quality insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole.