Julien Calas is an agricultural engineer specialized in development economics, who graduated from AgroParisTech after previous university studies in biology.
In addition to working at an economic observatory for the Permanent Assembly of French Chambers of Agriculture, Julien worked for ten years abroad as a project supervisor for AFD and the French Global Environment Facility (FGEF) in Senegal, Madagascar and Cambodia. He worked on the fisheries, agriculture, and biodiversity conservation sectors, as well as on the development of banking and microfinance activities.
In 2006, he became in charge of biodiversity at the FGEF, where he was responsible for assessing and monitoring projects for the conservation of marine and terrestrial biodiversity, agrobiodiversity, support for civil society organizations, and the development of innovative financing tools for conservation.
In September 2014, he joined AFD's evaluation and capitalization unit, where he was in charge of the assessment and capitalization program for the environment and rural sectors.
In January 2020, he joined AFD's Economic Analysis and Public Policy Department and oversees a research program on biodiversity and the development of a pro-nature economy.
Publications as an authorVidéopublished in December 2022Research documentpublished in December 2022Research documentpublished in December 2022Research documentpublished in September 2021Vidéopublished in September 2020Research documentpublished in February 2019
Publications as a coordinatorResearch documentPreliminary comparative analysis of biodiversity measurement approaches for public development bankspublished in July 2023Research documentpublished in February 2023Research documentpublished in December 2022Evaluation documentEvaluation of the Second Objective of the Biodiversity Cross-cutting Intervention Framework (2013–2017)published in May 2019Institutional documentReviews and Activity ReportsEvaluation documentpublished in April 2019Evaluation documentEvaluation of the AFD “Protected Area” conservation and development intervention contributions (2000-2017). Synthesis of the final reportpublished in March 2019
- "Aires marines protégées : capitalisation des expériences cofinancées par le FFEM", with Catherine Gabrié, Thierry Clément, Jean Roger Mercie et Héloïse You, French Fund for the Global Environment (2010).
- "Coopérer et apprendre pour protéger les écosystèmes", Revue Espaces naturels, n°70, French Office for Biodiversity (2020).
- "A “Silent Spring” for the Financial System? Exploring Biodiversity-Related Financial Risks in France", with Romain Svartzman, Étienne Espagne, Julien Gauthey, Paul Hadji-Lazaro, Mathilde Salin, Thomas Allen, Joshua Berger, Antoine Godin, Antoine Vallier, Working Paper n°826, Banque de France (2021).