Visuel Étienne Espagne

Étienne Espagne

Environmental and Development Economist at AFD

3 published articles

The urgent need to incorporate biodiversity into development trajectories
Analysis

The urgent need to incorporate biodiversity into development trajectories

Ten days after the end of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, it is useful to consider the lessons learned with regard to anticipating changes in the financial sector and the development world. In particular, escaping from poverty seems to be incompatible with the world’s current trajectory...
Étienne Espagne, Julien Calas, Antoine Godin
How could Africa finance its development in a climate change context?
Analysis

How could Africa finance its development in a climate change context?

Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to the effects of climate change. Against the backdrop of the international COVID-19 crisis, it is facing particularly tough choices in trying to finance resilient, decarbonized development. Review of possible levers.
Étienne Espagne, Luc Jacolin, Florian Léon
Inequalities and environmental damage: the case of the Mekong River Basin
Analysis

Inequalities and environmental damage: the case of the Mekong River Basin

The Covid-19 crisis highlights the extent to which destruction of the environment contributes to inequalities in terms of healthcare and socioeconomic indicators. It also shows how these inequalities are a major obstacle to ecological reconstruction. Here is an illustration with the Lower Mekong...
Étienne Espagne, Thi Phuong Linh Huynh, Alexis Drogoul , Stéphane Lagrée