David Azoulay is the Managing Attorney of the Geneva office of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), and Director of CIEL’s Environmental Health Program.
David is a French attorney who studied public international law in France and Spain before specializing in environmental law. Before taking on that role at CIEL, he worked as an associate in environmental law in the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and coordinated Friends of the Earth Europe’s campaign for REACH implementation of REACH from Brussels.
David co-leads CIEL’s plastic work, examining the environmental health aspects of it (David was the main author of the joint report plastic and health: The hidden cost of a plastic planet) and coordinates civil society’s engagement in global policies forum such as the United Nation Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the Basel Convention. He also supervises CIEL’s work at EU level to ensure that the various impacts of plastics throughout its life cycle are adequately considered in EU policy, and in particular in the design of the EU circular economy strategy, and EU Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals strategy.
David is also a member of the steering committee of IPEN, a network of over 600 NGOs around the world actively working for a toxic free future.