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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 […]

October 2021 Operationalising the Action Agenda for Nature and People: workshop report Marcel Kok, Cebuan Bliss, Aleksandar Rankovic

PBL co-organised an international workshop to explore how the “Action Agenda for Nature and People” of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) could practically be developed and implemented. It produced valuable recommendations to make the Action Agenda contribute to a renewal of global biodiversity governance. Workshop organized by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Netherlands […]

October 2021 Atlas de l’Anthropocène François Gemenne, Aleksandar Rankovic, Thomas Ansart, Benoît Martin, Patrice Mitrano, Antoine Rio

Climate change, biodiversity erosion, demographic change, urbanisation, air pollution, soil degradation, natural disasters, industrial accidents, health crises, social mobilisations, international summits… This is the first atlas gathering all the data on the ecological crisis of our time.  Book available at Les Presses de SciencesPo

October 2021 Towards a Global Adaptation Progress Tracker: first thoughts Alexandre K. Magnan, Vasiliki I. Ch…

Key Messages Answering the question ‘are we on track to adaptation at the global scale?’ is critical to validate that the “well below +2°C” mitigation target is sustainable for humankind over the 21st century.   The usual approach to global adaptation tracking relies on the development of national-level indicators and frameworks to be developed by […]