Baruffa Chloé

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Chloé Baruffa is a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Geneva (Institute for Environmental Sciences) working on the governance of climate change in mountain regions.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in political sciences from McGill Universtiy in Canada (First Class Honours) and completed her Masters in sustainable territorial development in three European universities (Erasmus Mundus Program at the Università degli Studi di Padova, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).

Aside from her studies, Chloé has been involved in the preparation of the 2020 French presidency of the European Strategy for the Alpine Region and the management of the French National Mountain Council.




Research interests

Chloé Baruffa’s research focuses on the development of hydropower projects in recently deglaciated environments with a focus on the Swiss Alps. The goal of her research is to understand the ways in which local and national governments adapt to climate change. 


Adaptation to climate change, Mountain governance, Energy policy, Hydropower projects, Proglacial lakes, Policy process, Discourse analysis 




  • Church, Jon Marco, et Chloé Baruffa, « The Alps: An Environmental History – by Jon Mathieu », Mountain Research and Development, vol. 39, n. 3 (accepted)
  • Scolobig, Anna, Juliette Martin, J. Linnerooth-Bayer, Jörg Balsiger, Chloé Baruffa, Andy Andrea, Elise Buckle, Elisa Calliari, Andrea Goltara, and Juraj Jurik. 2020. “Policy Innovation for Nature-Based Solutions in the Disaster Risk Reduction Sector.” IIASA/Universite de Geneve 

Mme. Chloé Baruffa


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