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Recent publications
Agroecology and carbon neutrality: what are the issues? Pierre-Marie Aubert, Marie-Hélène Schwoob, Xavier Poux

Key Messages The TYFA scenario is based on the generalisation of organic farming (abandoning synthetic pesticides and fertilizers), the extension of agroecological infrastructures and the adoption of healthy diets, to feed 530 million Europeans by 2050 (despite a 35% drop in production). It leads to a 40% reduction in GHG emissions (35% for direct non-CO2 […]

The ongoing biodiversity loss and how it can be stopped Yann Laurans, Aleksandar Rankovic

Key Messages The Global Assessment shows that biodiversity collapse on the continents is primarily due to land use changes related to agriculture, particuarly linked to the increased consumption of animal products. Regarding oceans, pressure from fisheries is the main cause of the decline. This suggests the adoption of commitments relating to food and agricultural systems. […]

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 […]

Regional Ocean Governance of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Glen Wright, Julien Rochette

Extract Ongoing initiatives aiming to strengthen governance of ABNJ through cooperation at the regional level include: The “Collective Arrangement for the North-East Atlantic” The Sargasso Sea Commission The Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals The Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) Cooperation through Regional Fisheries Management Organisations Read the Spanish version

Just transitions for the coal sector are going mainstream, but policies also need to strengthened Oliver Sartor

The transition from coal is gathering momentum As of late 2018, 30 national governments, 22 sub-national governments and 28 businesses had committed to phase out coal by 2030, under the Powering Past Coal Alliance. Nonetheless, a common critique was that these governments only accounted for about 3% of global coal consumption. But, in the last […]

Increasing climate ambition: the challenge of the year Lola Vallejo, David Levaï

2020: a major deadline to put ambition back on track According to the Paris Agreement on Climate, by the end of 2020 countries must renew or step up their climate commitments (known as “nationally determined contributions”, or NDCs) submitted in 2015. These must represent a progression compared to previous contributions, and reflect the “highest possible ambition” […]

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Recent events
May 13, 2019 - Bondy Formation “Dégradation des terres, qualité des sols : quels enjeux et solutions pour une production agricole durable ? “

La Ferdi et l’IRD, en partenariat avec l’AUF, proposent une session de formation traitant des principales questions d’actualité sur les sols qui se tiendra du 13 au 17 mai 2019 à Bondy (région parisienne).

May 7, 2019 - Paris The IPBES global biodiversity assessment: messages and options

Just after the IPBES plenary, to be held in Paris, IDDRI will organise a session of the Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics Seminar (SDDEE) to examine its key lessons: what messages can be taken from it, which subjects have resulted in negotiations or consensus, and, above all, what are the next steps further to this […]

May 4, 2019 - Paris European elections: how to build a more sustainable Europe? Answers from the candidates!

REGISTRATION Sustainable development issues are an important part of the public and political debate. The climate and environmental emergency has re-mobilised civil society, in particular young Europeans, in demand for a project that will bring hope. At the same time, the mobilisations observed in European societies in a post-crisis context show how economic, environmental and […]

March 8, 2019 - Abidjan Workshop on how to take vulnerabilities into account for the allocation of concessional funds.

Patrick Guillaumont and Laurent Wagner presented at the African Development Bank’s headquarters the conclusions of the study on how to take vulnerabilities into account for the allocation of concessional funds.

March 4, 2019 - Abidjan Africa Resilience Forum 2019

Patrick Guillaumont (FERDI) addressed the sixth plenary session on tools, products and strategies for building resilience.

January 15, 2019 - Monaco I&P and the Government of Monaco sign a partnership agreement to create the first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa

FERDI contributes to the project by carrying out a feasibility study.

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