Climate

Carbon market: what will the future border tax look like?
Opinion

Carbon market: what will the future border tax look like?

In 2005, the European Union introduced the emissions trading system, more commonly referred to as the “carbon market”. Fifteen years later, it is poised to introduce an adjustment mechanism: a carbon border tax. This is the last column in our series “Fifteen years of the carbon market: what’s the...

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Climate change: China sets ambitious goals amid contradictions
Opinion

Climate change: China sets ambitious goals amid contradictions

China has set very ambitious climate change targets. However, while the world’s largest coal consumer attempts to establish itself as a future leader in renewable energy, there are clear contradictions in its approach.
Pierre Tiessen
Human concern for the climate, an “old story”
Interview

Human concern for the climate, an “old story”

According to Fabien Locher, environmental historian and researcher at CNRS, the awareness of human activity affecting the climate is older than we imagine. He has just published a book co-authored with Jean-Baptiste Fressoz entitled Les Révoltes du ciel (Seuil, 2020).
Fabien Locher
International climate action: Progress can be accelerated!
Opinion

International climate action: Progress can be accelerated!

Thirty years on from IPCC’s first report and five years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, a strategy is being developed to get the world economy back on track, while ramping up the fight against the pandemic and global warming.
Christian de Perthuis
Joe Biden’s Climate Commitments: a real turning point?
Opinion

Joe Biden’s Climate Commitments: a real turning point?

The climate strategy of United States President-elect Joe Biden is based on an ambitious plan to accelerate the low-carbon transition. But, given the political obstacles, it’s unclear how fast it can be implemented. Would this acceleration have a spillover effect on the rest of the world?
Developing early warning systems to reduce the risk of disaster in the Global South
Opinion

Developing early warning systems to reduce the risk of disaster in the Global South

Increasingly reliable new tools such as early warning systems make it possible to anticipate climate-related disasters more effectively and prepare for them, provided that the least developed countries can benefit from them.
Philippe Roudier, Denyse S. Dookie, Guillaume Bouveyron
Fire Records in the Amazon, Siberia and California: Why so Many Wildfires?
Analysis

Fire Records in the Amazon, Siberia and California: Why so Many Wildfires?

The toll inflicted by massive fires in the Amazon, California and Siberia is getting worse every year and, in the summer of 2020, the records in every area have been bleak. With the release of CO2, the thawing of permafrost, and the destruction of forests, the consequences of these fires are...
Flora Trouilloud
Climate change and finance: an exit strategy for fossil fuels
Opinion

Climate change and finance: an exit strategy for fossil fuels

If our political decision-makers really want to make the transformation to a more climate-aware world, the time has come to blacklist companies that do not comply with the Paris Agreement, rather than offering them incentives, argues Alexandre Poidatz (Oxfam).
Alexandre Poidatz
A Unique Opportunity for Low-carbon Development in Africa
Opinion

A Unique Opportunity for Low-carbon Development in Africa

How will Africa manage to meet the expanding energy needs of its fast-growing, young, and increasingly urban population? The answer will be crucial for its economic and energy future – and for the world.
Arnaud Rouget
Covid-19, a Huge Rehearsal for the Upcoming Climate Crisis?
Opinion

Covid-19, a Huge Rehearsal for the Upcoming Climate Crisis?

In this second article in a series on the links between Covid-19 and the environment, economist Étienne Espagne examines the Covid-19 and climate crises to see what connects and what differentiates them. Can the pandemic accelerate climate change?
Étienne Espagne
Coronavirus Crisis: what will be the impacts for the economy and CO2 emissions?
Opinion

Coronavirus Crisis: what will be the impacts for the economy and CO2 emissions?

According to economist Christian de Perthuis, 2019 could well be remembered as the peak year for global emissions, with the coronavirus health crisis acting in the medium-term to accelerate structural changes in economies.
Christian de Perthuis
Climate justice, social justice
Development news

Climate justice, social justice

The richest countries are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, yet they will not pay the same consequences of global warming as the most vulnerable countries. In addressing these inequalities, defenders of climate justice highlight the links between protecting the planet and social justice.
ID4D editorial staff
Locust swarms, coronavirus: Africa under threats
Press Review

Locust swarms, coronavirus: Africa under threats

As crop-decimating locusts pose a major threat to food security in the Horn of Africa, nearly fifty suspected cases of coronavirus have been numbered in the African continent. This week’s Development press review compiles striking news from around the globe.
ID4D editorial staff
In 2020, let’s keep our resolutions for the Planet!
Press Review

In 2020, let’s keep our resolutions for the Planet!

2020 kicked off with Australia’s unprecedented fires – a tragedy for its unique biodiversity and a very serious climate warning. Our first Development press review of the year highlights striking news from the past few weeks.    
ID4D editorial staff
2019: The year Greta Thunberg inspired millions to march for climate
Press Review

2019: The year Greta Thunberg inspired millions to march for climate

TIME’s Person of the Year, Rwanda’s preparation for climate disasters, major corporations held accountable for cobalt mining deaths… Our last Development press review of the year highlights striking news from the past few weeks.
ID4D editorial staff
Energy access: for a sub-Saharan “Green New Deal”
Opinion

Energy access: for a sub-Saharan “Green New Deal”

In its annual study on Africa, the International Energy Agency (IEA) describes two scenarios on the evolution of energy access by 2040. Christian de Perthuis outlines a third scenario based on a “Green New Deal”.
Christian de Perthuis
Protecting ecosystems is taking action against climate change
Opinion

Protecting ecosystems is taking action against climate change

Managing ecosystems in marine, agricultural, and forest environments is key to addressing the climate challenge,” says Laura Buis. It can either amplify or mitigate the impact of global warming.
Laura Buis
Is youth activism creating change?
Development news

Is youth activism creating change?

The Philippines, Greece, China, Uganda, India, Kenya, Ukraine, Brazil, Sweden, the United States… Since August 2018, 13 million young people in nearly 7,000 cities have gone on climate strikes. Can their mobilization and activism really make a difference?
ID4D editorial staff
COP25: Youth on the front line
Press Review

COP25: Youth on the front line

Youth mobilization versus political inaction, island nation dilemmas and the acceleration of glacier meltdowns… As COP25 goes on in Madrid, our Development press review selects noteworthy news on the environmental crisis.
ID4D editorial staff
Climate change in the Indian Ocean: more accurate simulation models for better adaptation
Opinion

Climate change in the Indian Ocean: more accurate simulation models for better adaptation

Simulation tools are fundamental in achieving a better understanding of climate change and its impacts, and adapting to these changes more effectively. How do these models help national adaptation plans anticipate catastrophes and determine where and how to act?
Philippe Roudier, Marie-Dominique Leroux, Jean-Baptiste Routier
Replenishment of the Green Climate Fund: a missed opportunity
Opinion

Replenishment of the Green Climate Fund: a missed opportunity

The first Green Climate Fund Replenishment Pledging Conference produced mixed results. According to David Levaï (IDDRI), a lack of commitment from several Heads of State shows that climate issues are not being taken seriously.
David Levaï
Using climate services for food security and global adaptation planning
Opinion

Using climate services for food security and global adaptation planning

The recent IPCC special report emphasizes the need for better land management practices for climate change mitigation. Ulrich Diasso and Arame Tall call for smarter use of climate services to improve food security.
Ulrich Diasso , Arame Tall
Global warming in Africa: “It’s time to propose solutions developed by Africans”
Interview

Global warming in Africa: “It’s time to propose solutions developed by Africans”

The latest IPCC report predicts global warming of 1.5°C by 2030 unless significant mitigation and adaptation measures are implemented. For Arona Diedhiou, solutions already in place must take greater account of the reality of African contexts.
Arona Diedhiou
10 years to invest in sustainable development
Publication

10 years to invest in sustainable development

As the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals represent a serious emergency, ID4D presents to you this cross-cutting scientific booklet that gathers the voices of 11 experts in development on various topics, from water to governance through biodiversity, inequalities or entrepreneurship.
Friederike Röder, Jean-Paul Moatti, Stéphane Besançon, Rémy Rioux, Gilles Kleitz, Cécile Duflot, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Cynthia Fleury-Perkins , Ulrich Diasso
“Protecting employment is the best response to climate change”
Interview

“Protecting employment is the best response to climate change”

Climate change calls for an upheaval of current economic growth models. For Moustapha Kamal Gueye, the transition towards a green economy is a tremendous opportunity for employment.
Moustapha Kamal Gueye

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