Christophe Assicot is a Deputy Country Representative Lao PDR in GGGI’s Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division. Based in Vientiane Capital, he is responsible for overseeing a team in day-to-day delivery, monitoring, and reporting of policy and investment projects across several thematic areas. The role also involves contributing to resource mobilization strategies and their execution, acting as one of the focal representatives of GGGI in the country, and supporting the strategic development of the country program to achieve the organizational vision, goals and objectives.
Christophe has 15 years’ experience in climate change mitigation, with a focus on financing and policy formulation. He joined GGGI in 2016 as Green Investment Specialist to contribute to the development, structuring and implementation of investments, technical assistance, and funds in Asia and Africa member countries. Previously, he ran the Beijing branch of a private advisory firm active in the origination and financing of greenhouse gas emission reduction investments located in China, the Middle East and Africa. Through his career, Christophe has built up expertise in low carbon technologies, including renewable energy (hydropower, wind, solar, biomass), energy efficiency (waste heat recovery at cement and steel production facilities, associated gas recovery at oil fields), e-mobility, municipal solid waste (composting, landfill gas recovery) and forestry carbon sequestration. He was also a key contributor to the Republic of Chad’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement.
Christophe holds an MSc degree in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree from ESSEC Business School in Paris.