• ENERGIES 2050 was created by bringing together citizens of various nationalities and professional backgrounds and international experts ▾

    A collective adventure in search of a better life together, respecting natural resources and a necessary solidarity to reinvent, ENERGIES 2050 calls for the involvement of all citizens in the world for the setting up of a new shared development model to be collectively imagined.

  • Who are we? ▾

    Each of the citizens, while wishing to be involved in the debate whether energy, climate, or that it more generally concerns the re-questioning of our development trajectories, felt helpless in view of the magnitude of the task … while regretting not always possessing sufficient knowledge to act in total lucidity against models and affirmations presented as postulates that can not be questioned.

    Each of the experts, while having participated in the development of knowledge and the implementation of concrete actions in his respective field, knew that he could not meet the scale of the challenges and what he was doing, still indispensable, was not sufficient.

    The only certainty for all of us was that the emergence of a new development model carried with it many and many issues that needed to be addressed simultaneously, what we call the Great Transition, under penalty of imbalance any possible collective construction.

  • About ▾

    ENERGIES 2050 has been an international exchange network since October 2009. After this informal operation, the founding members decided to give a new dynamic to this collective adventure and, on April the 20th 2011, ENERGIES 2050 was officially launched.

    ENERGIES 2050 is a non-profit association governed by the French law of July the 1st 1901, the decree of Agust the 16st August 1901 and the texts currently in force.

    ENERGIES 2050 is statutorily and, by virtue of its social objective, an NGO – an International Non-Governmental Organization – taking into account its scope of intervention without restriction to any particular geographical area. The official declaration of creation was made at the sub-prefecture of Grasse (06), France, on April the 22th 2011 and gave rise to registration in the register of associations under number W061002467. The publication in the Official Journal was made on June the 4th 2011.

    ENERGIES 2050 is a registered trademark since May the 4th 2011 under the number INPI 11 3 828 671 (National Institute of Industrial Property) in accordance with the Intellectual Property Code.


  • ENERGIES 2050 wants to promote and put, at the heart of the debate and action, a systemic approach in line with the principles of eco-development ▾

    It’s in a dense, and sometimes brutal, international reality, with a multiplication of warning signals and in the context of repeated social, economic and environmental crises that the stakes of sustainable development, the fight against climate change and energy issues take on a particular dimension and challenge each one of us about our individual lifestyles and the models that our societies have put in place.

  • ENERGIES 2050 is convinced that present and future choices related to the search for a new development model should no longer be elaborated exclusively in small circles of experts and insiders ▾

    Conscious of the impact of our socio-economic and energy choices on the climate issue and on the development trajectories of our societies, ENERGIES 2050 is convinced that the solution can not simply be a question of knowledge or tools and still less only political, economic, technological or social.

    The transformation of our societies can not be accomplished without decompartmentalizing knowledge and without putting the debate in a global perspective. That is why, more than ever, we must studying their interdependencies in order to make them comprehensible to all citizens.

    The association intervenes in France and abroad by advocating the systemic of development for a Great Transition: Energy, social, economic transition, etc. But also a movement toward a more humane society respectful of the common goods of mankind.

    Conscious of the necessary solidarity to be promoted among the citizens of the world, ENERGIES 2050 decided to place its approach in an international framework and more particularly the decisions of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or international, regional and national agreements on energy, the environment or climate change, while giving priority to local action in order to apply the results of its research in practice.



Encourage the formation of an engaged citizen-experts community, involved in the implementation of options in line with the principles of eco-development


Organize an international, plural, impartial and contradictory knowledge space on the issues associated with development and make it accessible to as many people as possible


Produce and publish regularly bulletins, analyzes and reports on our themes of action in order to provide independent opinions on how to take them into account in the strategies implemented by all the countries and actors involved


Participate in research projects or implementation projects without restriction of zones or countries as long as they contribute to the achievement of its objectives


Communicate the results of its work and contribute to the dynamics and actions in progress in order to inspire the debates as much as possible


Support and participate in networks working on the same themes by encouraging the exchange of knowledge and promoting the dissemination of information for the common benefit of all partners


  • ENERGIES 2050 brings together members of 60 nationalities. ▾

    In addition to citizen members, ENERGIES 2050 brings together experts from around the world who have worked for many years in their respective fields with:

    • NGOs,
    • universities,
    • companies,
    • cities and local authorities,
    • organizations and networks, such as the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, The International Energy Agency (IEA), the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC),…
    • other major stakeholders

    They have participated in many local, regional, national and international projects and activities.

    Members of ENERGIES 2050 may be individual or corporate body. In the case of a corporate body, it must designate an individual to represent it.

  • The association have different types of members ▾

    • Founders

    The founding members are those who initiated the formation of the association.

    • Ex-officio members gathered in the Steering Committee

    The founding members, honorary members and members of the board of directors, as well as members who have been presented by at least one other ex-officio member or founding member and co-opted by the Rule of the Consensus by all other legal and founding members. The ex-officio members undertake to participate actively in the life of the association. After co-opting, the right to membership is validated by decision of the Board of Directors.

    Only individuals may be appointed ex officio.

    • Active members

    An active member is any major individual, or any corporate body who participates in the operation of the association and the achievement of its objectives.

    Active members are those who have made a commitment to support the association financially or by volunteering their expertise or time in the service of the association. The status of active member presupposes a voluntary act of candidacy which must be officially approved by the office or if necessary by the Board of Directors.

    • Honorary members

    Honorary members are any individual or corporate body who render or have rendered particularly strategic services to the association.

    • The college “Friends of ENERGIES 2050”

    Members of the college “Friends of ENERGIES 2050” shall mean any individual or corporate body who, without taking part in the daily running or the direction of the association, voluntarily contributes to its development through moral, material or financial support.

Board of directors

  • Yanick POUFFARY
    Yanick POUFFARY
    Secretary - Co-founder
  • Jacques LOUIS
    Jacques LOUIS
  • Blandine DUMAZEL
    Blandine DUMAZEL
  • Stéphane BOUISSOU
    Stéphane BOUISSOU
    Chief executive - Co-founder

Scientific Committee

  • Christine LINS
    Christine LINS
  • Kouraichi SAID-HASSANI
    Kouraichi SAID-HASSANI
  • Yamina SAHEB
    Yamina SAHEB
  • Hartmut MARHOLD
    Hartmut MARHOLD
  • Sibi BONFILS
    Sibi BONFILS
  • Mame ALY KONTE
    Mame ALY KONTE
  • Guillaume DE LABOULAYE
    Guillaume DE LABOULAYE
  • Stéphane POUFFARY
    Stéphane POUFFARY
    Honorary president - Founder


In order to multiply its means of action, while contributing to the dissemination of knowledge around common activities and projects, ENERGIES 2050 is part of a partnership approach based on trust, sharing experiences and pooling knowledge.

  • ENERGIES 2050 works with multiple networks, in France and abroad ▾

    • NGOs and NGO Collectives
    • Universities and training institutions
    • Foundations
    • Business and professional groups
    • Cities and local governments
    • National, regional and international organizations and networks

    ENERGIES 2050 is also a member of several national and international initiatives: Sustainable Building and Climate Change Initiative (SBCI), MAC (Member Advisory Committee) of the United Nations Decade Plan on Sustainable Production and Consumption (10YFP), Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, The Francophonie’s Initiative for Sustainable Cities (IFVD) Action for Climate and Sustainable Tourism (ACToD 21), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism (GPST), the World Tourism …

    ENERGIES 2050 is finally a member of several networks, such as Comité 21, Réseau Climat Développement, Cap’energies, etc.

  • They trust us (excerpt) ▾

If the social objective and vision of ENERGIES 2050 correspond to your own questions or interests, we invite you to contact us to discuss with you the modalities of a possible cooperation.

Contact us

Secretary - Co-founder

Yanick POUFFARY is a Distinguished Technologist and Chief Architect in the Office of the CTO within HP Enterprise Services. Yanick draws upon nearly three decades of experience in the development of networking products and technologies. As Chief Architect, Yanick is tasked with developing network strategic vision and technology roadmaps for Network Services and Cloud Services offering. As HP IPv6 Global leader, Yanick is responsible for HP’s IPv6 strategy to adopt and deliver this technology. Yanick represents HP network technology interests in multiple industry standards development organizations and consortia.

Yanick POUFFARY is a founding member of the IPv6 Forum (, an IPv6 Forum Fellow, North American IPv6 Task Force Technology Director and General Chairperson for the IPv6 Logo Programs (Ready & Enabled & Education). Yanick is a strategic adviser to government agencies to assist in the deployment of IPv6 around the globe. Yanick is one of the distinguished recipients of the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award for her technology contributions to support the adoption and deployment of IPv6.

In May 2009 Yanick was appointed member of the United Nations Strategy Council of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development.

Yanick holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Nice, France.

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    Jacques LOUIS

    Jacques LOUIS is an international expert of French nationality. Before setting up Innovations Sans Frontières, he was responsible for the international cooperation of the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Over the past twenty years, he has held the following positions:

    Through a systemic vision and a field approach, Jacques LOUIS puts himself at the service of the development of innovation by facilitating partnerships between research laboratories, companies and investors.

    Innovation Sans Frontière is positioned upstream of the value chain of innovation and its purpose is to serve the open innovation model, to contribute to the improvement of exchanges between the different communities of interest Through the generation of partnerships and to work towards the emergence of innovations with economic, social and environmental impacts.

    Jacques LOUIS holds a Master’s Degree in Management of Innovation in Quality and Environment from the Ecole Centrale, an Engineering degree from ISTIA-Angers, a technological degree in automation Of the CNAM.

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      Pierre-Pereira da Silva is a Franco-Brazilian economist specializing in the energy sector, and more specifically in renewable energies.

      After a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, he took the Master “Economics and Energy Law” of the University Montpellier 1, chaired by Jacques Percebois.

      He currently works for NOVENERGIA GENERAL PARTNER S.A., a company in charge of the development strategy of the NOVENERGIA II Investment Fund, a fund dedicated to the development of renewable energies in Europe.

      As an economist, Pierre works primarily on the Fund’s international development strategy. Its functions are concretely translated into economic research / forecasting, prospecting for new markets in Europe, and economic, legal and financial advice.

      In addition to the desire to share his academic and professional knowledge, Pierre is particularly interested in developing and implementing new organizational schemes between the private, public and citizen sectors.

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        Blandine DUMAZEL

        Blandine DUMAZEL, a Mauritian woman of French origin and nationality, is a life story, anchored in several countries, all around the world, from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific through the Atlantic and Europe. After studying journalism, public relations, history and geography, she was trained in the engineering of vocational training and her real interest in human relations led her to undertake studies in Social anthropology And Cultural (MAS).

        Thanks to its pluralistic centers of interest, centered on the understanding of women and men, their territory, their social environment and their culture, it has had an “atypical” career path, woven multiple experiences with various populations In the fields of information (audiovisual, print, communication), education and vocational training, and cultural development.

        Woman of action and field, she intervenes to transmit, inform, share, accompany individual or collective projects towards the development and improvement of people’s living conditions.

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          Habib EL ANDALOUSSI

          Al Habib is an Algerian expert on energy and climate issues in the Mediterranean region (more than 20 years of regional experience) and actors in the countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

          El Habib has carried out numerous projects on behalf of the European Commission (EC) or the European Investment Bank (EIB) on energy in the Mediterranean: Energy and Cities, MEMA, MED-SUPPLY, MEDA-REC, REMAP , MED-RES, MED-REP, MED-EMIP, MED-ENC, RCREEE, MED-STAT and CLIM RUN for “Climate Change and Energy in the Mediterranean” and since July 2011 for the Paving the Way project Mediterranean Solar Plan (PWMSP).

          El Habib holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Gazière, Ecole des Mines de Paris and is an engineer of the Algerian Institute of Petroleum. El Habib is based in Rabat. He is Deputy Director of the European Regional Project “Paving the Way for the Mediterranean Solar Plan” (PWMSP). He was formerly Project Officer for Energy, Plan Bleu, Regional Activity Center for the Mediterranean Action Plan for the Mediterranean (UNEP / MAP) from 2009 to 2011; Senior Energy Analyst at the Mediterranean Observatory of Energy (OME) based in France from 1990 to 2008; Head of Bureau, Directorate of Petroleum and Gas Activities, Ministry of Energy and Mines of Algeria from 1987 to 1989; Head of Department, National Enterprise of Rural Electrification (Kahrif) from 1983 to 1987 and engineer at Sonelgaz in Algeria from 1977 to 1983.

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            Stéphane BOUISSOU
            Chief executive - Co-founder

            Stéphane BOUISSOU is a French professor at the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (France). Since his doctorate, he studies the processes of rupture in geological environments. This research, conducted in several universities (Montpellier and Nice in France and Brown in the USA), is applied to the assessment of natural hazards (earthquakes and landslides in particular) and resource management.

            Stéphane BOUISSOU is also, among others, Director of the Master GEDD (Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development). This training is carried out alternately to ensure a better professional integration of students at the end of training. In addition, students are organized in groups to carry out concrete projects on the academic year. The areas of competence are quality, safety and environment, renewable energy, the building sector, industrial and natural risks, resource management, waste and pollution.

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              Christine LINS

              Christine LINS was appointed as Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, in July 2011. Christine LINS comes to REN21 from the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), the united voice of Europe’s renewable energy industry, where she served as Secretary-General for 10 years. Previously, Ms. LINS has worked in a regional energy agency in her home country, Austria. She has a Masters degree in international economics and brings to this position more than 15 years of working experience in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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                Kouraichi SAID-HASSANI

                Comorian, Kouraichi lives in Canada. He is a graduate Eco-advisor© and holds a post-graduate degree in environmental sciences.

                Kouraichi has been working for more than 15 years in the field of environment and sustainable development. It specializes in institutional capacity building for environmental management and strategic coordination of sustainable development at all levels of governance.

                Its expertise is sought in the realization of various environmental projects and sustainable development within international organizations, national governments, municipal institutions and private firms. Kouraichi SAID-HASSANI has worked in teams of multidisciplinary experts on various international projects under cover of the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Development Program United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).

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                  Yamina SAHEB

                  Dr. Yamina Saheb joined the International Energy Agency in February 2011 where she is in charge of the Sustainable Buildings Center (SBC). As part of its IEA activities, it established the International Sustainable Building Hub and designed the Global Energy Policy Database for the Building Sector, Its current publications are on thermal regulations in partnership with UNDP and another on the need for a revolution in the building sector to move this sector from megawatts to negawatts.

                  Prior to joining the IEA, she was in charge of the analysis of European energy efficiency policies at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). She also worked in the United States on the implementation of energy policies for household appliances in emerging countries.

                  Yamina Saheb has a diploma in Building Technical Equipment Engineer, a Master in Comparative Economics and a PhD in Energy.

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                    Hartmut MARHOLD

                    Prof. Dr.Hartmut Marholdis is a German expert. Marhold is Director General of the EU funded Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), based in France (Nice) and Germany (Berlin), with management and academic tasks, e.g. as professor for European integration history in CIFE’s three master programmes, in Istanbul, Nice and Berlin.

                    He teaches as Honorary Professor at the University of Cologne, as well as the University of Poznan (Poland). He is Vice President of the executive board of the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin.

                    His main research fields are institutional and constitutional developments of the European Union, federalism and history of the European integration. Hartmut Marhold is editor of the (bilingual) quarterly “L’Europe en formation”, published many articles and books on European politics, but as well on history of German and European literature and art. He is involved in many European scientific and political non-governmental associations.

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                      Marc FONTAINE

                      Marc FONTAINE is a French engineer specializing in the management of environmental projects, operational communication and management of waste and energy.

                      He worked for three years in sensitizing the citizens to the respect of the environment and the recycling of their waste within the SIVADES, as project manager of his team of sorting ambassadors. He graduated from the Master Pro II Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, carried out the carbon assessment of the Valrose Campus and piloted the study of the replacement of the heavy fuel oil boiler by a new installation Operating on renewable energies. Marc also worked to reduce the energy consumption of the company MANE and initiated the implementation of an energy management system based on the requirements of standard NF EN16 001.

                      He is currently working as a wood energy manager in the Forestry Communes of the Alpes Maritimes where he is responsible for the emergence of new wood-energy installations, accompanying project promoters, ensuring the securing and structuring Procurement and follow-up of operating facilities.

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                        Sibi BONFILS

                        Sibi Bonfils is from Côte d’Ivoire. He lives in Canada. He is an engineer in electronics, expert in energy, climate and sustainable development. From 1991 to 2010, he was Deputy Director of the Institute of Energy and Environment of La Francophonie (IEPF), responsible for the implementation of the Francophonie’s technical cooperation programs in the fields of Energy and the environment. He represented IEPF at the Rio Conference in 1992 and subsequently took an active part in international negotiations on the environment (climate and biodiversity) and sustainable development.

                        From 1976 to 1991, he held several positions of responsibility in the electrical sector of Côte d’Ivoire, notably in technical management of networks and telecommunication systems, in network studies and planning, in forecasting and human resources development.

                        He has invested in several professional associations, in particular the Union of Producers, Transporters and Distributors of Electricity in Africa (UPDEA), the International Council of Large Electrical Networks (CIGRE) Energy (CME).

                        Sibi Bonfilsa gave lectures on the energy problems of developing countries and he is the author of several articles, published in the journal Liaison Energie Francophonie, of which he was a long time editor.

                        Since 2010, he has been Associate Professor in the Department of Fundamental Sciences and Chair in Eco-Consulting at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He is also a consultant in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.

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                          Carmen AVELLANER DE SANTOS

                          Carmen Avellaner de Santos who holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Diploma of Specialized Studies in Public Management from the Solvay Business School of the Free University of Brussels, worked in the fields of energy and transport for 12 years in various Directorates General of the European Commission and in the European Economic and Social Committee.

                          She has also managed projects at the European Directorate General and the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Intelligent Energy (now the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), monitoring a large portfolio Projects in the field of renewable energies, energy efficiency and international cooperation (developing countries).

                          From September 2007 to February 2009, Carmen was seconded to Brussels by the Regulatory and Public Affairs Department of Deloitte Spain, to make contacts with the European institutions, and to follow the regulations, programs and activities under development in the fields of the environment and energy (renewable energies and CO2 capture and storage). She was a delegate of the CIUDEN Fundación to the European institutions. CIUDEN is a Spanish state foundation for the economic recovery, based on sustainable development, of the historical coal mines of El Bierzo and Laciana in the northwest of Spain.

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                            Mame ALY KONTE

                            Mame Aly KONTE is a Senegalese geographer and journalist specializing in science and sustainable development issues. He is widely reputed in Africa and around the world on economies, environment and urban green issues. United Nations Volunteer with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Today, he is a member of the African Network of Scientific Journalists affiliated to the International Federation of Scientific Journalists. Mr. KONTE is also the co-author of several thematic books and scientific journals on the environment, natural resources management, climate risk.

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                              Guillaume DE LABOULAYE

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                                Stéphane POUFFARY
                                Honorary president - Founder

                                Stéphane POUFFARY has been working in the field of international cooperation for more than 25 years. He is the founder and president of ENERGIES 2050, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working on issues related to sustainable development, climate change and energy challenges.

                                In parallel, Stéphane POUFFARY conducts research on the modalities of behavior change of citizens with regard to climatic and energy challenges at the laboratory of ethnology and anthropology of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Among his previous positions, he worked for more than 10 years, until July 2010, at the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) as Head of the International Expertise Unit for the Master of Energy within the Renewable Energies, Networks and Energy Markets Department. In recent years, he has also been involved in several international non-governmental organizations as an elected member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director.

                                Stéphane POUFFARY has set up, coordinated and participated in more than 25 international projects over the past 12 years under the cover of several international institutions (European Commission, United Nations Environment Program-UNEP, United Nations Development Program – UNDP, UNIDO, European Investment Bank, World Bank, etc.) and numerous international networks (Club EnR, Medener, EREC …). He is specialized in the management of multidisciplinary teams around projects with variable geometry in the field of technologies and innovation. He was a founding member of UNEP’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Change Initiative (SBCI) and was elected President of the Think Tank on Climate Change between 2006 and 2010. He is currently an Adviser to the Committee in Responsible for the strategy (Advocacy Committee). Stéphane POUFFARY has produced numerous studies and articles and has made numerous presentations in international conferences on climate change, sustainable development and energy issues.

                                Stéphane has led projects and activities in many countries. In particular, it has worked regularly over the past 12 years with the different European countries and the new Member States as well as the neighboring countries, with particular emphasis on the Mediterranean, Africa and small island states through international networks, Multilateral organizations and networks representing civil society or professional actors.

                                Stéphane POUFFARY is involved in more than a dozen universities, engineering schools and international professional trainings on climate change, sustainable development, renewable energy, energy efficiency, the construction and building sector , Cities and territories and issues related to energy geopolitics. He is also involved in many international networks on these same themes.

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