Renaud is a graduate of the Lyon III University and Paris Institute of Political Studies in political sciences, with a major in international relations. He has specialized in the study of conflicts, notably those related to environmental and energy issues. Throughout his academic career, he has developed a multidisciplinary approach to these issues, the reason he was naturally brought to work with the cognitive system Mileva and become member of GMAP as a researcher. He has undertaken a mission as project manager for Climate Change Solutions, a non-profit organization based in the UK. In that context, he has more specifically conducted the organization and communication of high-standard international events.