27 May 2021

Cyrille Cormier

Cyrille studied Aeronautical engineering in Toulouse and London. He worked for seven years in the industry before engaging in environmental campaigning within various political parties and non-profit organizations. After Fukushima’s nuclear accident in March 2011, Cyrille joined Greenpeace as a climate and energy campaigner where he mainly worked on energy transitions and nuclear safety. In 2020, Cyrille authored his first book on climate politics in France before joining Beyond Fossil Fuels in 2021 as a campaign consultant. He speaks English, French and Spanish.

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