Oceans: what are the implications of the Paris Agreement?

May 31, 2016

The ocean moderates climatic global warming albeit through a profound alteration of its chemical and physical functioning, of its ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity (fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, coastal protection, etc.). The levels of impact by the end of the century will depend heavily on the global trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Laying the basis in the Paris Agreement for an effective mechanism for regular rounds of new contributions and collective action

November 20, 2015

The Paris negotiations aim at adopting a new universal, legal agreement, with precise mitigation undertakings by all countries, and strengthened cooperation on adaptation, finance and technology. At the time of writing, 161 countries had submitted their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) covering about 91% of global emissions. This already represents a huge success. However, multiple studies […]

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From Paris to 2°C: Implications of the Contributions

October 26, 2015

While the currently submitted national contributions to the new global climate agreement do not yet put the world on track to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, they imply an unprecedented acceleration and consolidation of action against climate change in major economies around the world. Moreover, they can serve as an entry point for the […]

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What kind of ambition mechanism for the Paris agreement?

October 23, 2015

As the final negotiation session before the Paris conference is being held in Bonn, some important progress has been made on two key elements defining the context of these negotiations: the financial commitment of 100 billion dollars per year, which serves as a benchmark for the North-South financial solidarity efforts, and national contributions, which show […]

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