Senior Attorney, Climate and Energy Programme

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Sébastien Duyck is Senior Attorney of the Climate and Energy Programme of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

Sébastien Duyck joined the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) in 2016 as Senior Attorney for the Climate and Energy Program. His work focuses primarily on promoting the integration of human rights and public participation in climate governance while empowering local communities. Sébastien co-facilitates the Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group, gathering civil society organizations advocating for the integration of human rights in the UN climate negotiation process. In his early career, Sébastien worked as a consultant on related issues for a range of organizations including Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Carbon Market Watch, and the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Research Programme (CCAFS).

Sébastien completed the LLM in Public International Law from the University of Helsinki and an LLM in Natural Resources Law and International Environmental Law from the University of Iceland. He is a visiting researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law of the University of Lapland. His main fields of research relate to international climate governance, human rights and the environment, and Arctic governance.