Florent Pelsy holds two degrees in law from the Maîtrise - Paris I- Panthéon-Sorbonne, France and in Spain from the Licenciatura- Universidad Complutense Madrid. He also holds 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 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. the scope of REACH, and the regulation of nanomaterials and biocidal products; waste e.g. ship-dismantling and review of EU waste legislation; energy - the long-term energy trends in Eastern European countries; environmental governance, e.g. the science and policy interface and 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