Featuring on the international agenda since the early 1990s, the concept of sustainable development has swept through discussions and become the watchword of the international institutions, without being satisfactorily translated into action. Today it has lost its critical function in terms of the international community’s development models and methods of action.
The aim of the IDGM is to contribute to renewing analysis of changes in growth and development trajectories, by researching their determinants and obstacles, whether these belong to physical, political or cognitive economics.
More specifically, the following issues will be addressed:
- global warming and its impact on development policies;
- energy security, energy policies and development patterns;
- the sustainable management of natural resources;
- environmental protection in Southern countries: tools and financing;
- the management and transformation of urban models.