Bettina Laville

State councillor, Doctor of Letters, successful candidate of Sciences Po (renowned french school of political sciences) and former student of l’ENA, 
Bettina Laville is the president and founder of the Comité 21, the editorial director of the transdisciplinary journal “Vraiment Durable” and a member of the French section of the Club of Rome.
Former director of Brice Lalonde’s cabinet, she was then a consultant on environmental issues for two prime ministers, Pierre Bérégovoy followed by Lionel Jospin, and for the French president François Mitterrand. In this respect, she was responsible for the preparation of the Rio, Kyoto and Johannesburg conferences. She represented France at the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) from 1996 to 2001. 
She created the film festival for the environment in 1982 and cofounded the New Explorations festival in 2016.
Bettina Laville founded the Comité 21 in 1995, and launched the journal “Vraiment durable” as the editorial director. She presided over the scientific committee of Solutions COP 21 initiated by the Comité 21 during the COP 21 in 2015.
She spent five years as an associate at an international law firm where she was in charge of sustainable development. 
A teacher at Science Po for 10 years, she was entrusted with many reports regarding the environment, in particular during the Grenelle Environment Forum and the environmental conference. She is also the author of a number of articles: co-author of “Villette Amazone” (1996), she published “La machine ronde” in 2002 and co-signed “Sustainable development - Strategic and operational aspects” (2011, EFL). Last but not least, she also published with the CNRS “What solutions to fight global warming?” in 2015 and most recently “Adapting to Climate Change” in 2017.