Benoît Bosquet is the Practice Manager for Environment and Natural Resources in charge of West and Central Africa and the Indian Ocean (with the exception of Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone).
His specializations include carbon finance, forests and climate change, REDD+, landscape approaches, payments for environmental services, and green taxation.
He has coordinated global partnerships for climate change mitigation, including the Prototype Carbon Fund, BioCarbon Fund and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. As a Task Team Leader he managed projects in Costa Rica (EcoMarkets) and Mexico (first Bank-wide climate change DPL).
He has lived in Russia and Madagascar, and has over 20 years of experience working on environmental protection, natural resource management and humanitarian relief in developing countries and emerging economies (mostly in Africa, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America).
Benoît Bosquet is Belgian. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland.