Romy Chevallier

Romy Chevallier is a senior researcher on the Governance of Africa’s Resources programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). Her work focuses on climate change in Africa. She has done research at the United Nation’s Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) on integrating climate change and development. Ms Chevallier continues to work on the politics of climate change, looking specifically at the negotiating positions of South Africa and the region. She also has done work on developing country alliances (such as IBSA) and cooperation on climate related issues.

Ms Chevallier holds a BA Honours in Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch and a Master's degree in International Relations (cum laude) from the University of Witwatersrand. During her time at SAIIA she has worked on issued related to the EU’s strategic engagement with Africa and South Africa. She also has investigated the role of emerging powers in a changing geo-political landscape – especially in the light of their participation in curbing global challenges.

Works by this author

IN-DEPTH: Climate change progress, the US withdrawal and what to expect from COP23

Climate Change Progress, the US Withdrawal and What We can Expect From COP23

Saving Tanzania's coral reefs: A photo essay

Safeguarding Tanzania's Coral Reefs: The Case of Illegal Blast Fishing

Integrated Community- and Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Ensuring Elephant Survival through Improving Community Benefits

The 2016 World Conservation Congress: Exploring a Win-Win Agenda for People and the Planet

State of Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa: Assessing Progress and Looking Ahead

Is Community-based Natural Resource Management in Botswana Viable?

Aligning Sustainable Development Goals with Climate-Resilient Growth

Aligning Sustainable Development Goals with Climate-Resilient Growth

Promoting the Integrated Governance of South Africa's Coastal Zone

Safeguarding Africa's Natural Heritage: The Case of Mining in Protected Areas

Increasing the Economic Value and Contribution of Protected Areas in Africa

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa

Emerging Insights into Governance and Sustainable Management of Africa's Natural Ecosystems

Balancing Development and Coastal Conservation: Mangroves in Mozambique

Governing Africa's Mangroves: A Sustainable Future

Blue Carbon: The Opportunity of Coastal Sinks for Africa

The Timber Trade in Africa's Great Lakes: Implications for Uganda and the Region

Timber Trade in Africa's Great Lakes: The Road from Beni, DRC to Kampala, Uganda

COP 17: What Role for South Africa as an Agent of Change?

An Overview of the Carbon Trading Landscape: Possibilities and Pitfalls for South Africa

The European Union and Africa: developing partnerships for peace and security