David Wilgenbus – Chief Executive Officer

David Wilgenbus

David Wilgenbus, astrophysicist by training, former La main à la pâte head of the “resource production” department. He coordinated between 2001 and 2018 several large-scale educational programs on sustainable development (health, natural disasters, climate change…), implemented by ~ 100,000 classes in France and abroad.

David Wilgenbus conducted in 2017 a preliminary study on the possibility of creating an international initiative to promote climate change education. He works now as Chief executive officer of the Office for Climate Education. His mission is to organize the activity of the foundation, taking into account the expectations of the strategic committee and of the scientific and pedagogical committee.

Contact: david.wilgenbus[at]


Lydie Lescarmontier – Science Officer

Lydie Lescarmontier

Lydie Lescarmontier is a glaciologist, specialized on the functioning of emissary Antarctic glaciers. During her research career, she worked with the CNRS (French National Research Institute) and the Australian National University to better understand the effect of Climate Change on the Antarctic ice sheet. From 2015 to 2017, she was vice-president of the french committee of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) promoting education and science in polar regions, and is today young researcher represent at the CNFRA (French National Committee of Research in Arctic and Antarctic) and polar guide in the Arctic and Antarctic.

In 2018 she joined the OCE team as Science Officer. Her mission is to coordinate the production of educational resources of the OCE and its network and to participate to the teachers' professional development.

Contact: lydie.lescarmontier[at]


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