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

Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions Across the SADC Region

Strengthening the Science-to-Policy Interface in the Western Indian Ocean Region

The Urgent Race to Net Zero: Exploring African Priorities for COP 26

Integrated Marine and Coastal Management in the Western Indian Ocean: Towards a Sustainable Oceans Economy

Strengthening Southern Africa's NDCs to Bolster Farmers' Interests

Youth Climate Advocacy

Partnership for a Green Transition and Energy Access: Strategic Priorities for Africa and Europe

A Super Year for Ocean Governance: A Dream Deferred?

Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Enhanced Resilience in Southern Africa: Synthesis Report

Enhancing Resilience Through Marine and Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation

East Africa: Marine-based 'blue economies' offer massive potential

Livelihood Interventions and Biodiversity Conservation in Quirimbas National Park

How to improve livelihood opportunities and biodiversity conservation in Mozambique's Quirimbas National Park: A photo essay

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

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

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

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

Ensuring Elephant Survival through Improving Community Benefits

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

Promoting the Integrated Governance of South Africa's Coastal Zone

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

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

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa

Increasing the Economic Value and Contribution of Protected Areas in 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

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

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

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

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

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