EU Energy & Environment Correspondent, Thomson Reuters
Alissa de Carbonnel was appointed EU energy and climate correspondent in April 2016, covering issues ranging from political wrangling over car emission rules to the EU’s implementation of its Paris climate pledge and efforts to reduce dependence on Russian energy supplies. She joined Reuters in Moscow in 2010.
An eight-year veteran of reporting from across the former Soviet Union, Alissa has worked on the front lines on Russia’s conflicts in Ukraine, Georgia and with the Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus – an experience that shapes her interest in governance and security issues. Since the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, she has also written on Europe’s counterterrorism policies.
In 2015, Alissa earned a Master of Public Policy from Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government, St. Antony’s College. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Government.
Alissa speaks Russian, French and Spanish.