Publications @en

October 2020 An Agenda for Europe in the World ETTG, iddri
October 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 […]

October 2020 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 2020 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 2020 An Action Agenda for biodiversity: Expectations and issues in the short and medium terms Aleksandar Rankovic, Sandrine Malje…, Matthieu Wemaëre, Yann Laurans

Key Messages The Action Agenda is by no means anecdotal. It fulfils fundamental strategic functions to stimulate a positive political momentum prior to COP15, and to help achieve an ambitious agreement in Kunming in 2020. There is therefore an urgent need to energise the Action Agenda as soon as possible.   In the short term […]

October 2020 Should we reforest the Amazon? Frédéric Amiel, Yann Laurans, Damien Barchiche

Forest conservation, a necessity Most of the responses to the Amazon crisis seem to focus, in addition to emergency action to extinguish the blaze, on the “reforestation” of what has been lost, with the idea of reversing the deforestation dynamic—almost no one denies its importance and impacts on biodiversity and climate—even though most of the […]

October 2020 Greening the Belt and Road Initiative: recent advances in assessing the scale of the challenge, the obstacles and the tools for action Sébastien Treyer

A few studies already highlighted the fossil energy intensity of Chinese foreign investment Until recently, transparency on the environmental impact of the BRI, in particular in terms of the decarbonisation of the economy in host countries, relied on a small number of American research centres.1 A study by the World Resources Institute (WRI) published in […]