Benoit has over 25 years of experience working on science-policy interfaces for research organizations and think tanks in Canada and France to promote the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.
He accompanies public and private institutions through coaching, training, facilitation, and consulting on strategic changes and positioning to increase their impact and improve the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their visions, actions, and operations.
Since 2019, Benoit is the international affairs advisor for the United Nations Science-Policy-Business Forum for the Environment.Benoit has led the communication, outreach, and the development policy function at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris.
He also created and directed the International Affairs Department of the Institute for Development Research (IDR) in Marseille, where he positioned French and African scientific and research teams in major international environmental negotiations (climate change, desertification, biodiversity, human settlement) and multilateral funds, including climate funds.
Prior to that, Benoit managed numerous projects at the Observatoire de l’écopolitique (Canada), where he supported Francophone countries in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.He taught international governance of sustainable development at Sciences Po (Paris), Agroparitech, and IAMM, and in Canada at the University of UQAM.
He was an advisor to Laurence Tubiana, director of the Sustainable Development Chair at Sciences Po, between 2010 and 2017.Benoit holds a Master in Engineering Science (Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, France), a graduate degree in Environment and Prevention (University of Montreal, Canada), a master’s degree in Environmental Science (UQAM, Canada) and had completed the academic part of political science Ph.D. program at UQAM.
He is also a certified coach and facilitator in collective intelligence.
He is trained in NLP and non-violent communication.
He is fluent in English and French.