Political Group: ALDE
Phone in Brussels: +32 (0)2 284 55 87
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Delegation for relations with Japan
Graduate (cum laude) of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1971). Higher degree (DES) in public law (1974). Awarded DES by the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1974). Diploma to practise as a lawyer (1974). Highest doctoral degree in public law, awarded summa cum laude (1982).
Lawyer (1975-1995 and since 1997).
Chair of CAP 21 (since 1996).
Chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas and Coastal Affairs.
Deputy mayor of Cabourg (1998-2001).
Minister of the Environment (1995-1997). President-in-office of the Council of European Ministers of the Environment (French Presidency of the European Union) (1995).
Member of Global Environment Facility high-level advisory group. Member of international Council on sustainable consumption. Member of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Chair of the Committee for independent research and information on genetic engineering (CRIIGEN). Chair of the Ecological Monitoring and Early Warning Centre (OVALE). Former chair of national association of doctors of law. Member of management board of Transparence International - France (French branch of Transparency International).
Knight of the Legion of Honour.