Dr. Apolline Roger joined ClientEarth in September 2017 to lead our work on the protection of health and the environment from toxic substances. In March 2023, she became the Head of our newly created Innovation Lab.


Apolline’s first love was interdisciplinary research in emerging futures, which she did for more than 10 years as a University researcher and lecturer. The desire to turn the most innovative ideas into practical solutions made her join ClientEarth in 2017 to lead our work on chemical pollution. She brings to the lab her capacity to bridge research and action, thoughts and deeds.


Apolline completed a PhD at Aix Marseille University Law School in the field of EU institutional and environmental law, in 2012. She then did a post-doctorate at the University of Michigan Law School in the field of risk regulation.

Our time requires multiple, diverse and enriching social innovations to tackle the polycrisis which is, in its source, a social crisis. ClientEarth Innovation Lab intends to support these innovations using the law as a tool, and develop legal innovation where the law as a system has failed to deliver the social structure, behaviours and dynamics we need.