Yamide Dagnet is a Senior Associate with WRI’s International Climate Action Initiative and leads WRI’s projects on the UN Framework Climate Change Convention. After managing the project ACT 2015 (Agreement for Climate Transformation 2015) on the design of the 2015 climate agreement, she is now leading the research, analysis and stakeholder engagement regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement. This consists in designing effective and participatory rules, guidelines and mechanisms to scale up actions and support, to get transparent and verifiable data, to hold countries accountable for their commitments, and to also provide the necessary enabling, institutional and regulatory environment, capacity building to transition toward a sustainable and fair zero-carbon and climate-resilient economy.
Achieving this goal requires working within the UNFCCC, leveraging initiatives outside UNFCCC, harnessing the outcome and output of a number of other projects and programs within WRI and collaborate with institutions and a wide range of stakeholders around the world.
Yamide brings 13 years of experience, including working for the UK and French governments in safeguarding environmental assets, as a policy lead and negotiator on UNFCCC measurement, reporting and verification framework, as manager of the UK greenhouse Gas inventory, the UK Deputy Focal Point for the IPCC, reviewer under the UNFCCC of countries’ national communications, France’s Focal point for the EU neighborhood policy and twinning program and UK representative for European standardization process for chemicals in contact with drinking water.
Yamide holds a Master 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.
By the time the last gavel came down early in the morning of November 18, international climate negotiators in Bonn paved the way to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland in 2018. There, the rules underpinning the Paris Agreement ...