Angelique Pouponneau

Environmental lawyer, policy advisor and PhD candidate, Seychelles and UK.

Angelique is a lawyer in the Seychelles and the UK and holds an LLM in Environmental Law specialising in the law of the sea and natural resources law. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Law and is a policy adviser on ocean and climate matters to the Chair of Alliance of Small Island States. She is a trained climate change negotiator under the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme at the United Nations and previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust.  In 2021, The New African Magazine recognised her as the 100th most influential African. Angelique has worked in different countries in the Caribbean, Pacific and the Indian Ocean on a wide range of projects relating to sustainable fisheries, sustainable management of marine biodiversity within and beyond national jurisdiction. She serves on the advisory board of the UN Ocean Decade and as an alternate Board Member of the UNFCCC’s Adaptation Fund. 

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