Pascal Canfin is à French MEP on the Renaissance list, and is part of the Renew Europe group.
He was first elected to the European Parliament between 2009 and 2012, the again in May 2019 when he was elected President of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). Prior to this position, Pascal Canfin was Director General of WWF France from 2016 to 2019 where he contributed to the safeguarding of ecosystems and their species and to the fight against global warming. From 2014 t-o 2015, he was Senior Climate Advisor at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and co-chaired the Commission on Innovation Climate Finance. In 2012, he was Minister Delegate for Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the presidency of François Hollande.