French office

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T&E’s French office promotes sustainable transport in France and in Europe. It pursues the main goals of T&E: a transport system decarbonized in 2050, that protects human health and is affordable for all.

The purpose of the French office is twofold: 1. T&E France develops studies related to the improvements of sustainable transport in France specifically – working in coordination with French stakeholders and decision makers.  2. The French office also represents the expertise of the T&E European office on European files aiming to accelerate the transition toward cleaner transport across the European Union.

The main projects and files in T&E France are: 1. Fit for 55 (Co2 standards on cars & vans): analysis and recommendations 2. Clean trucks: Ateliers de la logistique décarbonée 3. Company cars: a tax reform 4. Company cars: stakeholders involvement

Diane Strauss

Diane Strauss

Director, France (on leave)

Diane Strauss

Diane Strauss

Director, France (on leave)

Diane joined T&E in July 2020 after 10 years working in advocacy and sustainable finance in the United States, Paris and Brussels. Diane leads T&E's France office. She provides expertise to French policymakers on a diversity of questions related to the transition of the transport sector, including electro-mobility, the transition to clean freight, the need for clean infrastructure. In her past positions Diane worked as a research director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance at Yale University, where she conducted research projects on the barriers to greening capital flows. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst in the think thank 2Degrees Investing Initiative in Paris, and as a research assistant in the Brussels office of WWF. Diane studied finance at the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg and Bordeaux. She speaks English and German as well as her native French. Outside the office she enjoys directing theater acting groups, writing and hiking.

Lucien Mathieu

Lucien Mathieu

Acting Director, France/ Acting Director, Freight

Lucien Mathieu

Lucien Mathieu

Acting Director, France/ Acting Director, Freight

Lucien joined T&E in December 2017 following an internship at Tesla in Amsterdam. There he analysed and forecasted the usage of the super-charger network in the EU and worked on policies and programmes to promote electro-mobility. Lucien is part of T&E’s freight and clean vehicle teams, and his work is currently focused on accelerating the transition to electro-mobility for trucks, buses and cars. From Clermont-Ferrand in the centre of France, Lucien studied general engineering at l’Ecole Centrale Lyon and specialised in applied mathematics, business development and business intelligence. He speaks English, French and Spanish and has started learning Dutch. In addition to his enthusiasm for electro-mobility, Lucien loves travelling, sports like rock climbing and running, listening to music, and tasting Belgium beers with friends.

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