The Team

Introducing the Climate Chance team !

  • Romain CROUZET

    Managing Director


    International negotiations expert principally relating to climate change issues. International relations and environmental analyst for the State of Minas Gerais in Brasil, then co- founder of a sustainable development consulting firm in Brasil. Romain joined Climate Chance in order to increase his involvement in subjects linked to climate change action by non-state actors.

  • Anne RAIMAT

    Director of Biodiversity


    Specialist in international issues and local authorities, Anne has been for more than 15 years Director of International Relations and Development in the public and private sectors. She managed numerous multi-actor, urban and environmental projects in Africa, India and South America. She joins the team in 2022 to develop a climate-biodiversity strategy for the association.


    Director of Communication


    Virginie graduated from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Marketing, Communication and Media. With several years of professional experience in the private sector (media, advertising, consulting agencies and studies) and in the associative sector as a volunteer, she joined Climate Chance in March 2020. Convinced by the values promoted by the Socialy and Solidarity Economy, Virginie reinforces her commitment and brings her communication expertise to the association.

  • Antoine GILLOD

    Director of the Observatory


    Antoine is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Rennes and of the Aston University (Birmingham). After a first specialization in sustainable development policies punctuated with an experience in New Zealand, he continued his training in international relations and multi-level governance. He joined the Climate Chance Observatory in June 2018 for his end-of-study internship, before joining the team as research assistant on the annual non-state climate action report.

  • Nicolas JELANSKY

    Administrative & Financial Director


    Neoma Business School alumni, Nicolas has worked as a Chief Financial Officer for nonprofit organizations in the performing arts sector and for the International Union of Architects where he successfully organized several world events and promoted sustainable development strategies for the profession. He joins Climate Chance as CFO in September 2022.


    Research Officer


    With a background in economics, sociology, and political science, Tania completed her studies in Environmental Policy at Sciences Po Paris. Her areas of interest include grassroots and local-led environmental action. She joined Climate Chance in 2020 for her master's internship, and has stayed on since, joining the Observatory full-time in 2022.

  • Mélaine Assè-Wassa SAMA

    Project Officer for Climate Action in Africa


    Mélaine holds a master’s degree in environmental law and policy and is currently preparing a PhD thesis on voluntary commitments in international environmental law at the University of La Rochelle and the University of Lomé (Togo). He joins Climate Chance in 2022 as Climate Action Project Officer in Africa.


    Events & Coalitions Officer


    Chloé joined the team in 2022 as an intern as part of her double degree in international strategy of local actors at Sciences Po Grenoble and the International University of Rabat. Following this internship, she continues to support the coordination of events and the animation of coalitions as an Events & Coalitions Officer

  • Laura GOUDRIAS

    Biodiversity Project Officer


    During her experiences in environmental governance and ecosystem protection in Latin America and South East Asia, Laura supported local initiatives oriented toward an ecological transition and a rights-based conservation approach. After three years of coordinating a European local development program and animating its regional multi-actor network, she joined Climate Chance as a "Biodiversity Project Officer.


    Support Officer for the Guinea Biodiversity Corridors Project


    Currently in Guinea, Elsa has joined the team as an international solidarity volunteer to help launch the biodiversity corridors project.

  • Sofía Petro

    Events and animation intern


    Sofia graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a degree in economics and social sciences, specialising in Latin American studies. She is currently studying for a Masters in Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. Interested in climate justice, she has joined the team as an events intern.