François THOMAZEAUSenior Research Fellow – Local authorities, Public Finance, Green Budgeting
François joined I4CE in 2022 where he works about the role and influence of regional state entities, and their contribution to the French government’s roadmap for climate change. François is especially focusing his attention on budgetary questions of local state entities, and the funding of their actions for climate.
Before joining I4CE, François used to work as Head of finances and Head of human resources for various entities of the French state administration (Conseil Général de Vaucluse, Conseil Général de l’Hérault, Ville de Clermont-Ferrand). François also spent 2 years at Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA) as head of administration. Seconded to the Inspection Générale des Finances (IGF) from 2017 to 2019 – an internal auditing and advising service from the French Ministry of Finance – François was conducting analysis and advisory missions for the French government about public financial management and economic policy.
François graduated from Sciences Po Rennes and studied at the Institut National des Etudes Territoriales (INET) in Strasbourg.
Green Budgeting: feedback from local authoritiesTime to take stock, 4 years after the first experiments Report only available in French A momentum for green budgeting is gaining ground within local authorities: In the space of four years, around a hundred of them have embarked on the green budgeting process or have plans to do so. This includes nearly […]
Climate: how French local authorities are financing their investments?According to I4CE's research, to meet European and international commitments made by France to carbon neutrality, French local authorities need to more than double their annual climate-related investments (from €5.5 billion to €12 billion annually), to around 20% of their current total capital expenditure.