Charlotte de Fontaubert

Charlotte de Fontaubert

Charlotte de Fontaubert

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


Charlotte de Fontaubert, FRGS, is Global Lead for the Blue Economy at the World Bank. She has over 25 years of experience in international development, with an emphasis on sustainable development, UN negotiations, marine resource management and climate change. Prior to joining the World Bank she worked for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation. She has authored several publications and peer-reviewed articles on international fisheries, marine biodiversity, climate change and the blue economy. She previously taught at American University, the University of Delaware and Boston University's study abroad program in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Dr. de Fontaubert holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware.

International Development, Sustainable Development, Oceans and Marine Resources Management, Fisheries, Climate Change, Environmental Diplomacy

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Frontiers in Marine Science - Associate Guest Editor and Board Member

Impacts of climate change on fisheries and marine ecosystems, Global fisheries subsidies reform

  • Msc Economics, London School of Economics (Sea Use Law, Economics and Policy)
  • Ph.D. University of Delware, (Marine Studies)

International Development Policy

Riding the Blue Wave: Applying a Blue Economy Lens to World Bank Operations. The World Bank, 2021

Climate Change and Marine Fisheries in Africa: Assessing Vulnerability and Strengthening Adaptation Capacity. The World Bank, 2019

The Potential of the Blue Economy: Increasing Long-Term Benefits of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources for Small Island Developing States and Coastal Least Developed Countries. The World Bank, 2017

The Sunken Billions Revisited, Progress and Challenges in Global Marine Fisheries. The World Bank, 2017

Achieving Sustainable Fisheries: Implementing the New Legal Regime. IUCN, 2003

Conflict Resolution for Addressing Climate Change with Ocean-Altering Projects, Environmental Law Review, 2007

Trans-Boundary Marine Protected Areas: Opportunities and Legal Obstacles, The Case of Mnazi Bay, Tanzania and Quirimbas, Mozambique. Proceedings of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress, 2005

The United Nations Agreement on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks. In: Encyclopedia of Global Change, Oxford University Press, New York

Critical Analysis of the Protocol on Specially Protected Areas of Wildlife (SPAW): The Dilemma of Regional Cooperation. The University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, 1998

Biodiversity in the Seas: Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in Marine and Coastal Habitats. IUCN, 1996

Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States. Ocean and Coastal Management, 1994