Speaker Arnaud LEROY
Born on 23 April 1976 in Lille, 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 Greens delegation. In 2004 he was appointed to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), set up following the environmental disaster of the Prestige oil tanker in Spanish waters, where he was in charge of the protection of the marine environment and matters related to climate change (post based in Lisbon since 2006). 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 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, with Bertrand Pancher MP, 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 Environment and Energy Management Agency) by decree on 14 March 2018.
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) is active in the implementation of public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development. The Agency provides expertise and advisory services to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the public at large, to enable them to establish and consolidate their environmental action. As part of this work ADEME helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in the areas of waste management, soil conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, raw materials savings, air quality, noise abatement, circular economy transition and food wastage abatement.
ADEME is a public agency under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.