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Arnaud Leroy

ADEME

President

Presentation

Arnaud LEROY is a graduate in Maritime Law, International Law of the Sea and Protection of the Marine Environment. He began his career in the European Parliament as a parliamentary assistant and then, in 2001, he was appointed Secretary General of the French Green delegation. In 2004, he was appointed to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) where he was in charge of the protection of the marine environment and issues related to climate change. In 2005, he joined the Socialist Party and the Overseas French Federation. Elected Member of Parliament (MP) of the fifth constituency of French Living Abroad in 2012, he served for 5 years in the Commission on Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning and in the European Affairs Committee of the National Assembly in which he followed, in particular, the texts related to energy and environmental transition. He is the author and rapporteur of a bill called the "Leroy Law" on the blue economy, adopted in 2016, which includes measures to simplify and facilitate the revival and development of the maritime economy. He also chaired the study group on climate change in the National Assembly and co-chaired the Association Bilan Carbone which offers solutions to organisations regarding the accounting and reduction of GHG emissions. He is also a member of the Executive Office of “République en Marche”, in charge of international matters. Arnaud Leroy was appointed Chairman of the Board of Administration of ADEME (French Agency for Ecological Transition) by decree on 14 March 2018.

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