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Alice Plane

Alice Plane

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Alice Plane

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs


Alice Plane focuses on the various stakes that climate change poses to the planet’s ecosystems, including human societies, with a specific perspective on equity. She has worked in France, Madagascar and Afghanistan, assuming roles as a humanitarian and aid program officer, consultant, diplomat for France and for the EU. From 2016 to 2020, she headed the Climate unit within the French ministry of Foreign Affairs, coordinating international climate negotiations for France. She served as an expert reviewer for the International Panel on Climate Change's latest special reports and its 6th assessment review (2021-2022).


opinion editorial:

2022 - Gas shift to renewable, Commonwealth magasine, https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/we-demand-our-gas-utilities-shift-to-renewables/

2012 - France must stay in Afghanistan, Le Monde, https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2012/05/21/il-faut-que-la-france-reste-enafghanistan_1704806_3232.html

essays, fiction, travels:

To be published in March 2023 - Of Afghans and Roses, texts written for a photographic essay on Afghan men's relationship to flowers, https://www.imagesplurielles.com/en/

2011 - travel book through Iran and Central Asia, http://www.transboreal.fr/librairie.php?code=TRASIAUB Several short stories, and collective book contributions (fiction or travel stories).


MPA2225 (Fall): Climate diplomacy and international negotiations in practice

MPA2475 (Spring): Decarbonizing our Economies

Policy-in-action initiative - with Jake Lunsford: Re-Connecting, Together, to our Local Environment