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

June 2, 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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Four scenarios for understanding the energy programmes of the Presidential candidates

April 13, 2017

None of the French Presidential candidates have expressed any doubts about the need for energy transition, which involves a deep decarbonization of the French energy system. But there is a significant difference in the solutions envisaged to achieve this transition, particularly in relation to two points: the intensity of the action needed to control the […]

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Ensuring the sustainability of Sino-French third-country cooperation: the case of Morocco

March 9, 2017

During the Fourth High Level Dialogue on Finance and Economy between France and China (held in Paris on November 14, 2016), the Sino-French Fund for Third Country Cooperation was established, with a total amount of up to €2 billion being injected in the institution (CDC International Capital and China Investment Corporation each injected €150 million). Through this Fund, […]

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