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October 2020 Agricultural value chains facing the biodiversity challenge: the cocoa-chocolate example Frédéric Amiel, Yann Laurans, Alexandre Muller

Key messages The cocoa/chocolate value chain is characterised by a high concentration of processors. There has been a fourfold decrease in the number of grinding plants in Europe in recent decades, which has decreased the sector’s adaptability to sustainable production’s constraints, leading to the maintenance of a structural cocoa overproduction at the global level.   […]

October 2020 What type of global governance could improve the fight against zoonotic pandemics? Lucien Chabason

Extract Initiatives concerning the review of scientific knowledge and governance are the responsibility of countries. The EU or the G20 could be the initiators of draft recommendations aimed respectively at triggering scientific assessments and international governance. Pending these assessments, the legal and governance aspects according to the options proposed above, or others to be discussed, could […]

October 2020 The Just Transition Silesia Declaration – Stepping up the transition and anticipating the redevelopment needs David Levaï, Lola Vallejo

The key messages sent to the climate community by the COP24 Presidency support this social vision of the ecological transition, emphasising the “need to lead change together with people through the solidarity and fair transformation of regions and industrial sectors”. Likewise, the Solidarity and Just Transition Silesia Declaration that the Polish President of the COP, […]

October 2020 Industrial Transformation 2050 Tomas Wyns, Gauri Khandekar, Matilda Axelson, Oliver Sartor, Karsten Neuhoff

Key messages An industrial strategy for climate neutrality Align innovation, lead markets, circular economy, infrastructure and investment instruments into a comprehensive industrial strategy   This strategy will haveto be mission oriented, with low-carbon innovation and deployment at its heart.   It will have to go beyond maintaining existing industrial relationships and value-chains and strive towards […]

October 2020 The Treaty of Aachen: Opportunities and Challenges for Franco-German Cooperation in Development Policy and Beyond Laura-Theresa Krüger, Julie Vaillé

Key Messages In order to successfully take forward the commitments expressed in the Treaty of Aachen in the direction of an enhanced Franco-German cooperation, the study puts forward five policy recommendations: Safeguard the reiterated commitment from the top political leveland the successful formulation of joint positions for multilateral development policy andenhance the intense collaboration in […]

October 2020 How can we increase financial support for nature-based climate solutions? Aleksandar Rankovic, Yann Laurans, Julie Vaillé, Lola Vallejo

Political attention on climate NBS is increasing In ongoing international discussions on climate, biodiversity and oceans, there is increasing mention of the fact that terrestrial and marine ecosystems represent an important part of the fight against climate change, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation. UNSG Antonio Gutteres has recently cited figures from an international […]

October 2020 Lifestyles in transition, a new working agenda Laura Brimont, Mathieu Saujot

Consumer and lifestyle issues on the scientific agenda Recently, various scientific studies have made it possible to better understand and assess the threats posed by the generalisation of certain lifestyles to limiting global warming, respecting the balance of the biosphere or limiting inequalities (Rockstrom et al., 2009; O’Neill et al., 2018). While some practices with […]

October 2020 IPCC report on the ocean: what are the main climate change-related threats? Jean-Pierre Gattuso

The IPCC report on the ocean, of which you are one of the co-authors, has already had a considerable global impact. He makes a striking observation of the impact of climate change on the ocean. Indeed, it appears that the impacts of climate change on the ocean and cryosphere as well as future risks are […]

October 2020 Can the Belt and Road Initiative reinforce the multilateral agenda for sustainable development? Sébastien Treyer, Aleksandar Rankovic

Launched in 2013 to guide China’s foreign policy and to affirm its global role, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to improve global connectivity (terrestrial, maritime and digital infrastructure, and also the coordination of policies, financial flows, innovation, and of cultural and academic exchanges), with the objective of ushering in a new phase of […]