Florent Pelsy holds two degrees in law, in France (Maîtrise- Paris I- Panthéon-Sorbonne) and in Spain (Licenciatura- Universidad Complutense Madrid) and an LLM in environmental law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is also titular of the Distance Learning Course Diploma in international environmental law of the United Nation Institute for Training and Research.
Florent joined Milieu in February 2009 after completing a six-month traineeship at the European Commission within the Unit in charge of the regulation of renewable energy where he had the opportunity to follow up the negotiations of the Directive on the promotion of renewable energy sources.
Working for Milieu, Florent has gained in-depth knowledge of EU environmental law and policies. He has experience in the development of policy options, transposition of EU legislation in Member States, their implementation and enforcement. At Milieu he has been involved in several studies for EU institutions in the field of chemicals (e.g. scope of REACH, regulation of nanomaterials, biocidal products), waste (e.g. ship-dismantling, review of EU waste legislation), energy (long-term energy trends in Eastern European countries), and environmental governance (e.g. science and policy interface, environmental foresight studies).
He has published two papers in the Law Environment and Development Journal, on the European Commission 2008 Directive Proposal on Biofuels and on the Blue Lady case and the international issue of ship-dismantling.
Languages: French, English, Spanish