The Office for Climate Education is a foundation hosted by La Main à la pâte Foundation. Its founding members are : Météo France, the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Sorbonne-University and the association Météo et Climat. Since 2020, the OCE has been placed under the aegis of UNESCO.

The OCE enjoys operational autonomy and has its own governance structures:

  • a Strategic Committee;
  • a Scientific and Pedagogical Committee ;
  • an operational team.


Strategic Board

The Strategic board is responsible for steering the OCE. Its president is Eric Guilyardi and its members are:


The founders

  • Luc Abbadie, Director of the Institute for Environmental Transition of Sorbonne University;
  • Jean Jouzel, President of Météo et Climat, France;
  • Hervé Roquet, Research assistant director of Météo France;
  • Daniel Rouan, President of the Foundation La main à la pate, France;
  • Marie-Lise Sabrié, Director of the Scientific culture and technologic mission of the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France.


Qualified members

  • Barbara Filtzinger, Responsible for education at the Siemens Stiftung, Germany;
  • Eric Guilyardi, Oceanographer and climate scientist, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), France;
  • Anna Pirani, Head of the technical support unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group 1, France;
  • Jean-Loup Puget, Académie des sciences, France
  • Stefan Rahmstorf, Professor at the Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Germany.


Permanent guests

  • Pierre Léna, Académie des sciences, Honorary president of the Foundation La main à la pâte;
  • David Wilgenbus, Chief executive officer of the OCE.


Scientific and pedagogical committee

In January 2020, the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee is chaired by Cliona Murphy.

The other members are:

  • Juan Carlos Andrade, Pedagogic project officer, Innovec, Mexico;
  • Stéphan Baillargeon, Director of the Regional pole for science and technology education, Québec, Canada;
  • Badin Borde, Education project manager, Siemens Stiftung, Germany;
  • Sanny Djohan, Director of PT Kuark Internasional, Indonesia;
  • Jean-Louis Dufresne, Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France;
  • Serge Janicot, climate scientist at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France;
  • Pramod Kumar Sharma, Senior Director of Education, Foundation for Environmental Education, Danemark;
  • Maria Martin, Climate physicist, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), Germany;
  • Claudia Martinez, Executive Director, Educator Programs and CA Subject Matter Project, Diversity and Engagement, University of California Office of the President, USA;
  • Cliona Murphy, Associate professor at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University, Ireland;
  • Minal Pathak, Senior Scientist, technical support unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, India;
  • Elvira Poloczanska, Science Advisor to the IPCC Working Group II Co-Chairs and TSU, Germany;
  • Anwar Rumjaun, Associate Professor at the Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius;
  • Jenny Schlüpmann, Physicist, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany;
  • Vincent Viguié, Economist, Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement (CIRED), France;
  • Gabrielle Zimmermann, Biologist and teacher trainer, Foundation La main à la pâte, France