French National Mobility Conference (Assises de la Mobilité) : IDDRI’s 5 recommendations

September 19, 2017

“The battle I will fight in the years ahead concerns the transport for everyday life.” At the inauguration of the new Paris-Rennes TGV line on July 1, 2017, Emmanuel Macron highlighted the will of the executive to make daily mobility a major priority of his five-year term of office. This announcement is very positive, as there […]

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Climate Week: solidarity and vulnerability reduction at the heart of the post-Paris agenda

September 18, 2017

“Climate Week” opens today in New York, just after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered the northwest of the Caribbean and the southeast of the United States. They have once again demonstrated the destructive potential of such climate events—which is correlated with their intensity, their speed and their trajectory—in both continental and island territories, in developing and […]

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France’s climate plan: a coherent and ambitious framework to be concretized

July 13, 2017

Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, presented France’s Climate Plan on Thursday, 6 July 2017. Certain announcements, such as the 2050 target for achieving carbon neutrality and the ban on diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040 drew considerable attention. However, the French plan also contains a number of agendas which should–in the […]

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G20: Spotlight on cooperation for sustainable development

July 3, 2017

The G20 under the German presidency will meet on 7 and 8 July in Hamburg. In a context of tension, particularly following the announcement of the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, it is critically important that the Heads of State and Government – at least of the G19 and certainly no less – […]

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The Paris Agreement on climate: while Washington ponders withdrawal, the rest of the world remains committed to action

May 24, 2017

Since 1995, the climate negotiations have followed a set pattern: one round of talks follows another, with diplomats going back to work every session in their attempts to define, strengthen and coordinate international climate change action. Amidst uncertainty over the United States’ potential withdrawal from the Agreement and as all the latest statistics point towards […]

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Financing the energy transition: it’s not just about the money

With the massification of successful energy retrofits, the accelerated development of renewable energies and the deployment of new sustainable mobility solutions, the energy transition is a huge challenge in terms of mobilising investment, against a backdrop of modest economic recovery and limited budgetary leeway. Although the French Energy Transition for Green Growth Act has brought […]

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