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New AtlanticistFeb 1, 2024
Ursula von der Leyen has delivered major wins on decarbonization. What would she do with another term?
By Francis Shin, Théophile Pouget-Abadie
As her first term comes to an end, von der Leyen’s European Commission leaves a landmark legacy for clean energy.
Théophile Pouget-Abadie was a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center and a policy fellow with the Jain Family Institute, focusing on decarbonization, the energy transition, and European policy. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Public Administration program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he specializes in sustainable development, climate change, the European Union, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Previously, Pouget-Abadie worked for Amundi, a large European asset manager, where he was tasked with developing their climate finance initiatives, notably with multilateral development banks. He has also worked in financial advisory for the public and private sector, in Paris, London, and Sierra Leone. Pouget-Abadie holds a master’s degree in finance from HEC Paris, a master’s degree in quantitative economics from Ecole Université Paris-Saclay, and a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics.