Céline is a Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank (in the Climate Change Group), where she coordinates the Carbon Pricing Intelligence Program. She joined the World Bank after working as COP21 Project Manager in Paris, France, at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). In this role, she contributed to shaping the internal strategy for delivering IDDRI's mandate to advise the French government on CoP21 and managed diverse projects to support the negotiations, including thematic and regional negotiator dialogues in the LAC region. She previously worked at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., focusing on climate and environmental issues. She holds a Master in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris and a Masters in Science and Technology from Université Pierre et Marie Curie.
Chris Kardish is a Project Manager for the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) and Adelphi, a Berlin-based consultancy and think tank focused on climate, environment, and sustainable development that carries out the work of the ICAP Secretariat on behalf of the German Federal Environment Ministry. ICAP is an intergovernmental body serving governments that have or are considering emissions trading systems (ETSs) through technical dialogue, knowledge sharing, and capacity building through research, workshops, direct consultation, and other activities. Chris’ work involves technical dialogue and knowledge sharing on ETS design and operations, including the allocation of allowances, industry competitiveness, and the use of revenue. He also tracks regulatory and other developments in ETSs in North America and the Asia-Pacific. He is a former Visiting Researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change and a graduate of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.