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October 2021 Significant changes in French cereal and dairy farming systems to initiate a transition towards agroecology? William Loveluck, Pierre-Marie Aubert

What agroecological horizon for cereal and dairy production systems under the TYFA scenario? At the heart of the TYFA scenario is the objective of tackling together most social and environmental issues the European food system is facing, including the erosion of biodiversity, GHG emissions and climate change, and human health problems associated to too rich […]

October 2021 Mobilising the chemical conventions to protect biodiversity Fiona Kinniburgh, Aleksandar Rankovic

Key Messages Despite their direct impacts on biodiversity, pesticides are largely governed in the chemicals arena by policies and institutions separate from those governing biodiversity. The Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions could be an effective avenue for mobilisation and connection of the biodiversity and chemicals regimes.   We identify four ways in which the biodiversity community […]

October 2021 The UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the Climate Action Summit, New York, 23-25 September 2019 Elisabeth Hege, David Levaï

Key Findings The United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 24-25 September 2019 is a one-and-a-halfday event that for the first time since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes place under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (GA). This special event, called the SDG Summit, will be a litmus […]

October 2021 Adaptation to climate change in France: focus on the national framework Ariadna Anisimov, Lola Vallejo, Alexandre K. Magnan

Key messages Implementation of the 58 actions put forward in the PNACC-2 may stall due to lack of precision on the allocation of responsibility to specific actors. Based on  an extensive national consultation, rather than a comprehensive and prioritised climate risk assessment, the actions provide general adaptation objectives. However, few of them explain the means […]

October 2021 Protecting the oceans: three IDDRI events not to be missed Julien Rochette

The first event, on June 13th at the French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), will be a conference co-organised by the Climate Services Convention and IDDRI, in partnership with the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). The event will provide a science/policy dual perspective on issues related to the management of the high seas […]

October 2021 An Agenda for Europe in the World ETTG, iddri
October 2021 The urgency of the crisis and a time to reflect together Sébastien Treyer

New modalities of exchange, continuity of debates Containment will give us a lot of time for reflection, and it is essential that our collective reflection be nourished as a very precious common good, so as not to add hasty conclusions or new sources of anxiety to legitimate concerns. It is the role of think tanks […]

October 2021 Greening trade agreements: A roadmap to narrow the expectations gap Tancrède Voituriez, Yann Laurans

Key Messages Last European elections and the emphasis placed by the new European Commission on the Green Deal make it difficult for the European Commission to sign a FTA, which would not explicitly improve signatory countries’ climate and environmental performance.    Against this backdrop, we argue that the poor environmental performance of EU FTAs lies […]

October 2021 Second session of the Working Group in Nairobi: another step towards a Global Pact for the Environment? Elisabeth Hege, Damien Barchiche

During the first session held in January 2019, the original proposal, that of creating a legally binding instrument, i.e. the Global Pact for the Environment, was not formally discussed. Instead, discussions were centred around the findings of the UN Secretary General’s technical and evidence-based report1 as well as identifying gaps in International Environmental Law (IEL). […]

October 2021 What challenges for climate in the aftermath of the 2019 European elections? Nicolas Berghmans

EU climate-energy action: mixed results At first sight, the European Union can boast satisfactory results in the fight against climate change. Despite significant differences between Member States, it is on track to meet its energy-climate targets by 2020, in particular its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target, as recently demonstrated by a European Environment Agency […]