Sébastien Duyck is a senior attorney for the Climate & Energy Program and is based in Geneva. His work focuses primarily on promoting the integration of human rights and public participation in climate governance.
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. He also follows UN processes based in Geneva and related to participatory and human rights such as the Aarhus Convention and the Human Rights Council.
Prior to joining CIEL, 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 of the University of Helsinki and the 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 (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland). His main fields of research relate to international climate governance, human rights and the environment, and Arctic governance.
When not working on rights-based climate policies, Sébastien can be found hiking across the Alps with his two sons.