Founder and Director, One Resilient Earth
Laureline Simon is the founder and director of One Resilient Earth, an international non-profit organization dedicated to growing the resilience of individuals, re-building communities and restoring ecosystems in response to our climate and biodiversity crises. One Resilient Earth weaves together arts, science, ancient wisdom and new technologies through multiple collaborations. The organization shares inspiration on climate resilience and regeneration via Tero magazine; offers open-sharing spaces, transformational training and workshops online; supports pioneering arts-science projects with cultural and academic institutions; facilitates inclusive dialogues, catalyzes resources towards local communities negatively impacted by climate change worldwide; and supports organizations committed to transformation, regeneration and resilience.
Previously, Laureline supported international climate negotiations as part of the United Nations Climate Change secretariat, with a focus on adaptation knowledge management, loss and damage associated with climate change, and the setting up of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. With the French Development Agency, she identified large climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation projects in India, before leading a research programme on climate change adaptation in cities of Sub-Saharan Africa. She also engaged in post-disaster reconstruction projects in both rural and urban India, with the Indian NGO SEWA. Laureline holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs, Development Studies from Sciences Po Paris, and a National Degree in Eastern Languages and Civilization from INALCO.