Arnault Graves is, since October 2017, Senior Climate Adviser of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (seconded by the French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition).
He holds a degree in Environment and Public Works Engineering from the École Nationale des Travaux Publics (France), with a promotion to the upper grade of chief engineer. He has 25 years of experience (including 14 years abroad), and has developed a strong expertise in several climate policy sectors.
Before joining the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean, he was senior officer and head of the team Energy Climate – Sustainable Buildings at the French National Center for Studies on Risks, Mobility, and Urban and Country Planning (CEREMA) between 2012 and 2017.
He was also deputy chief counselor for sustainable development, industry and transport at the Regional Economic Service of the French Embassy in Moscow between 2009 and 2012.
Previously he had worked as project director for the private sector, and had held different positions as senior officer in the French public administration, both in France and abroad (Russia and Uzbekistan).